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Health, Social & Child Care

BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies: Top-Up Degree

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This programme will suit students wishing to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to working with children. This includes nurses, health visitors, early years educators, nursery workers in the public and independent sectors, social workers and people working in the youth justice and law enforcement sectors.

Modules include: the Growing Child, the Learning Child, the Child in Contemporary Society and a Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

Entry onto top up courses is through the successful completion of the HND or Foundation Degree (FD) in Business Studies with a pass profile.

If you hold a HND or FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.

This programme requires an enhanced DBS check, charged at an additional cost to the student.

Career Prospects

You may progress to a variety of postgraduate childcare related courses, including a PGCE Early Years/Primary Education. 

Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of childcare disciplines, for example: support workers, childcare managers, learning support workers and teaching assistants.

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Course Length

1 year full-time - ONE day per week

Course Time



University of South Wales


You will usually have to complete written assignments and practical assessments as you progress through the academic year. A dissertation is required.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is ‘a method of assessment that considers whether an individual can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills that they already possess and do not need to develop through a course of learning’. If individuals can produce relevant evidence, that fully meets learning outcome requirements then RPL can be given for their existing knowledge, understanding or skills.

Additional Notes

The tuition fee for 2015 entry was £9000. Please visit our fees page for fee information for 2016 entry. UCAS Code: L522

Contact Details

Colin Griffiths 01639 648216