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Childhood Practice (Hons)

Plymouth Marjon University

36 months
12000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Study the broadest concepts of childhood in the Childhood Practice (Hons) program of the Plymouth Marjon University.


Course Summary

The Childhood Practice (Hons) program of the Plymouth Marjon University is designed for those who are interested in the broadest understanding of childhood. Childhood Practice is the ideal stepping stone before studying for Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS), Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Social Work or Youth Work. This flexible course can be attended on either a full or part-time (up to six years) basis, to fit in with your other commitments.

You’ll understand the steps children take on their learning and developmental journey, and learn how to support them along the way. Studies focus on specific elements such as how children develop language and an introduction to psychology, as well as a broader understanding of educational policy and practice theory. You’ll take part in work-based learning with placement opportunities, during which you’ll be encouraged to be critically reflective of your own work, as well as observing the practice of other professionals.

What might you become?

Move on to early years or primary teaching through a postgraduate qualification (usually PG Diploma with EYITT, PGCE or School Direct). Other opportunities include community education, integrated services, children’s workforce professionals, care services and social work. The inclusion of psychology modules enables students to progress to postgraduate psychology courses should they wish to move into child psychology at a later date.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative & inclusive practice
  • Childhood practice - ideas, origins and policy.
  • Child development
  • Speech, language and literacy development
  • Pedagogical paradigms
  • Global childhoods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
  • Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
  • Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
  • And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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