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Childhood Studies

Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies

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: Research, Communication and Partnership, Theories of Development, Play and Leisure, Curriculum Matters, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing, Advanced Practice in Children and Young People's Service, Champion Equality Diversity and Inclusion, and Leading Work in Children and Young People's Services.

In order to fulfil the course requirements learners are expected to gain voluntary or paid employment in a setting with children or young people working a minimum of 600 hours over 2 years.

Entry Requirements

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 2 A Levels at D grade or MP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and three GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

You may be able to demonstrate or have certificated prior learning that can be legitimately used to establish a later entry point into the course or provide exemption from modules. If you believe this is the case please contact the Course leader as soon as possible to discuss a recognition of prior learning application.

Career Prospects

The recognised progression route for this course is the BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies - top up degree.

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

Study Mode



Afan / Brecon Beacons / Newtown

Course Length

2 years

Course Time



This programme is awarded by the University of South Wales.


The programme will include lectures, seminars, project work and tutorial sessions. You will have to complete presentations and written assignments as you progress through the programme. One module requires a practical assessment.

Additional Notes

Tuition Fees: Please visit the fees page on the website to view the Higher Education Fees and Financial Support information for this programme.

You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated 3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries

An additional cost for this programme is a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will need to complete a DBS application form and provide documents to prove your identity. Payment is required at or before enrolment.

This programme requires work placement(s). They may incur travelling costs. The expectation is that students arrange the work placements themselves so any costs will depend on where you arrange to work. This may influence your decisions on the placements you choose.


2 years FT, HE

Contact Details

Rebecca James 01639 648361
Tania Davies 01686 614409
Claire Bumford 01686 614278