YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)
The Education foundation year will introduce you to the theories of Child Development and how they can be applied and evidenced in practice. You will be given an overview of the concept of health and wellbeing in the early years and the importance of providing a healthy, safe and secure environment for children. You will gain a theoretical and experiential basis of the necessary skills to work with children, young people and families.
- The Skills You Need
- Introduction to Child Development
- Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
- Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Introduction to Skills for the Workplace
- Contextual Studies
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)
The second-year offers students a broad understanding of some of the main issues involving work with children, young people and families. This is a core year studied by all students to ensure the subject foundations, key study skills and preparation for placement are all in place.
- Learning to Learn in Higher Education
- Child Development and Play
- Introduction to ALN/SEND
- Preparing for your Placement
- Placement 1
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)
This year builds upon the core skills gained at level 4 and introduces a specialist module specific to your study route and an optional module to choose from. A key part of level 5 is the introduction to research skills and an extended placement.
- Understanding Family in Childhood (Specialist Module)
- Inclusion and Diversity (Optional Module)
- Well-being and Resilience (Optional Module)
- Practice Informed Research
- Placement 2
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)
The final year builds upon prior learning, requires more independent study and involves students completing a research project. This year you will study two specialist modules and develop your leadership skills.
- Childhood Law, Policy and Practice (Specialist Module)
- Working with Adverse Experiences in Childhood (Specialist Module)
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Practice Informed Research Project
- Placement 3