FdA Childhood Studies

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FdA Childhood Studies

Who is this course for?

This intensive two-year (full-time) or four-year (part-time) course has been designed with the Childcare sector in Jersey and is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in the Childcare sector at trainee manager level, or wishing to complete teacher training (Primary). The majority of students will progress onto BA (Hons) Childhood Studies at University College Jersey, or to jobs in the sector. The course includes the Licence to Practise, which means graduates are automatically qualified to work in the sector.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

  •   96 UCAS points / International baccalaureate: minimum 25 points.
  •   GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or above.
  •   Other level 3 qualifications will be considered and mature applicants with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  •   All candidates will need to have a successful interview and clean police record check.


How long is this course?

A two-year full-time programme or four-year part-time programme commencing September 2024.  Applications will be opening late November 2023, any queries, please contact ucadmin@highlands.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2024.


What will I study on this course?

You will study the most important subjects for those working with children of all ages, including professional development, theory and observations of children’s learning, children’s rights and welfare and disability and inclusion. During your second year, you will learn about multi-agency working, management & leadership skills and research methodologies. You will be taught by experienced academics and professionals who are experts in their field.


What Qualification will I gain?

FdA Childhood Studies, with Licence to Practise.


Will I go out on work experience?

Throughout the course, you will work closely with organisations and professionals already in this sector in Jersey. This will enable you to apply your academic learning to the workplace. The course will also give you important transferable skills that will enhance your employability.


How is the course assessed?

The method of assessment varies between modules and your tutors will advise you of the method(s) to be used. Examples include, literature reviews, observations, presentations and case studies. The variety of assessment modes reflects the need for students to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills.


What does this course lead on to?

At the end of the course, you will have the confidence and qualifications to undertake a responsible position working with children and young people in Jersey. You will acquire the increased knowledge, skills and experience needed to make a positive contribution to the community and wider society, and develop work-based and research skills that are relevant to the sector.


How much will it cost?

Fess for this course are £8,709 per year when opting to study full time (two years) or £4,354.50 per year part time (four years).


How can I find out more?

Contact: Annabel Masefield annabel.masefield@highlands.ac.uk or UC Admin on 608789 or ucadmin@highlands.ac.uk 



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