BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

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BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

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). Students must have completed the FdA Childhood Studies at University College Jersey or similar prior to this qualification.



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 2024.  Applications will be opening late November 2023, any queries, please contact

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2024.


What will I study on this course?

It is a challenging and informative programme of study that develops a sound knowledge of strategic, operational & multi-agency management, curriculum planning & 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?

During the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies programme, students will have the opportunity to engage with the sector through the Consultancy in Childcare Module and the Honours Project. However, these are not work-based learning modules. 


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. 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?

The fee for this course is £8,709 per year full time.

You may be eligible for financial support towards your course costs. Please select ‘Student Finance’ at  for more information.


How can I find out more?

Contact: Annabel Masefield or UC Admin on 608789