Who is this course for?
This one-year course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in the Childcare sector at trainee manager level, or complete teacher training (Primary). The majority of students progress from the FdA Childhood Studies at University College Jersey.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
The programme is designed for students graduating from an FdA in Childhood Studies although applications from students with appropriate alternative qualifications will be considered.
Criminal record checks will be required as students will be working with children. Students will also have to make a Declaration of Health.
How long is this course?
A one year full-time programme or two year part time programme commencing September 2017.
What will I study on this course?
It is a challenging and informative programme of study that develops a sound knowledge of strategic, operational and multi-agency management, curriculum planning and assessment and the key issues that impact on the childcare sector. It has a strong emphasis on research, analysis and problem solving and on the exploration of theory in the work context.
What Qualification will I gain?
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies.
Will I go out on work experience?
Through BA (Hons) Childhood Studies programme students will have the opportunity to engage with the sector through the Consultancy in Childcare Module (HIGH3007) and the Honours Project (HIGH3006). However these are not work based learning modules. It is anticipated that the student will initiate this work based link but will be supported by the faculty where necessary.
How is the course assessed?
Individual module assessments are carefully designed to assess the learning outcomes for each module, and these are meticulously planned to ensure that on successful completion you will have achieved the aims of the Honours programme. A number of different types of coursework assessment are used in the programme such as literature reviews, case studies and an examination.
What does this course lead on to?
The progression opportunities for graduates of this programme include potential management of a Childcare Establishment, Teaching (PGCE), Youth work, Children’s Services.
Those students who want to continue their studies at Masters Level and have been awarded at least a 2:1 degree may be eligible for programmes leading to a career in teaching or research.
How much will it cost?
We are awaiting a ministerial decision, but the fees for UCJ Degrees are likely to be in the order of £7,900 which are payable through Student Finance.
How can I find out more?
Contact: Lynn Blakemore on 608535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.