Institute of Education

Childhood, Family and Education Studies with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

If you have an interest in childhood, families and education and its systems, then this course will develop your knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.

If you have an interest in childhood, families and education and its systems, then this course will develop your knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code XXH4
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Education

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in childhood, families and education and its systems, then this course will develop your knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers working with children, their families and the services that support them, in both education and social contexts.

Whether you are new to this area or you have experience and you are looking for career development then this course will suit you. The course aims to provide invaluable insights into learning, teaching and education systems. Although it does not lead to qualified teacher status, it introduces students to a variety of educational concepts and fields of enquiry.

This degree sits within an exciting range of Childhood and Family Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.

PART-TIME STUDY

We offer our course, BA (Hons) Childhood, Family Studies and Education Studies PART-TIME which includes day time sessions. However if you would like to study more flexibly, for example of an evening, we offer part time Foundation Degrees in Early Years Services at our college partners. After completing your part time Foundation degree you can then top up to a final year of a part- time BA degree course in order to gain a full honours degree.

What happens on the course?

During this course, you will undertake University-based learning at Walsall Campus. Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the following topics-

Research, and Personal and Professional Development

The Role of Play in Childhood

Education and Social Justice

Education in Europe

Child and Young Person Development

Safeguarding and Promoting Well-being

Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of teaching and learning.

Work experience placements are an integral part of the course and can be negotiated in a variety of settings such as schools, nurseries, community care centres, hospitals, social services, libraries and other relevant settings.

During the 2nd year of study students are invited to a ‘transition’ event designed to aid and smooth their progression from level 5 to level 6. Participants were given advice about how to prepare for their level 6 studies and module leaders were able to provide reading and other summer work to those eager to make a start.  Examples of this included:

  • Academic staff offering support on refining your research title and questions
  • Literature review searching
  • Where can I get help over the summer?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why become a student in the Institute of Education?

We are proud of our long-standing tradition of research and study in Childhood, Families and Communities, Education and Inclusion.

You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Walsall Campus, just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our provision includes: buildings which are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.

Who will teach you on this course?
Staff members who teach you on this course are from a range of professional backgrounds including early years education, local authorities, social work, adult education, working with young people and now work in Higher Education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research and writing.

The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.

We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.

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You will develop knowledge, be able to critically analyse, make judgments and evaluate key concepts, theories and principles in the area of childhood, family and education studies and research in those areas. You will also develop and consolidate a range of employability skills, including sharing information, working with and in groups, presenting information, digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory costs

  • DBS required at a minimum cost of £50 

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

  • 96 UCAS points
  • CCC from ‘A’ levels or equivalent
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing 
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

"Very friendly, approachable and helpful lecturers have helped to make the learning experience more enjoyable and accessible and this has helped to build my confidence."

"The Safeguarding module ? gave me a real insight into situations which actually occur on a daily basis and made me realise the career path I want to take."

"Tutors have been fantastic, I have also met some really great people."
 
"I've learnt so much and met so many people. This course has really helped me grow as an individual."
 
"I have grown in confidence since beginning the course, oral assessments have aided me in my communication skills so that I now feel able to go on to further education of postgraduate studies. My personal tutor has been great with giving me feedback to help me make positive improvements on my practice."

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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