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Leading Childrens Development and Learning, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
York, United Kingdom
The Leading Childrens Development and Learning programme of York College is a top-up course to convert an existing Foundation Degree in Children’s Development and Learning or equivalent Level 5 qualification into a full BA (Hons) Degree.
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The Leading Childrens Development and Learning programme of York College delivers a wide range of knowledge and skills to enable you to gain and maintain employment within the education sector and related sectors. In addition, you will be developing core skills and understanding based on current practice in the education sector, and the leadership skills required to impact upon environments which support children’s learning and development. The course content will consider the learning and development needs of children from 0 - 11 years of age, and will have an expectation that you will have experience of, and access to work with children within this age range.

Skills You Will Learn

  • In-depth knowledge of the education sector
  • Communication skills with a variety of ages and abilities
  • Motivational skills
  • Organisational skills
  • An awareness of the relationship between practice and theory
  • The analytical skills to graduate as a reflective practitioner
  • The ability to select, test and make appropriate use of resources

Career Progression

  • Nursery Manager
  • Au Pair
  • Early Years Teacher
  • Youth Worker
  • Learning Mentor
  • Family Support Worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • SEND Teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Themes
  • Child centred education
  • Critical perspectives in education
  • Leading a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Outdoor learning
  • Developing inclusive environments
  • Early years policy and provisions
  • Multi-disciplinary working
  • Work-based project

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Completion of a relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification.
  • Applicants with considerable skills and experience may be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for York

  • 646 - 1130 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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