After the first three years of study you will receive a Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies and then progress to complete your BA with a further 18 months of study. Depending on your area of expertise you could progress to either the BA Child and Family Studies which provides a broader learning experience or the BA Early Childhood Studies which concentrates on leadership in children’ centres and the welfare of young children. Alternatively, appropriately qualified and experienced students can enter directly onto the final 18 months of their chosen BA.
The programmes are designed for those working or volunteering with children, young people and families who are keen to develop a deeper understanding of their work. Work experience and continuing engagement with your workplace are key elements of the programme.
On your course you will develop:
The Lifelong Learning Centre has as proud record of supporting students returning to education. Our staff are here to help you to develop your study skills and confidence in your own academic abilities. You will have access to a dedicated team of teaching professionals who also have substantial professional experience within the sector. Individual tutor support is offered throughout the course.
Teaching sessions are held one afternoon per week and you will be taught in small groups to ensure that there is ample opportunity to discuss ideas and ask questions. Tutors will make each session interactive and also provide additional online resources and activities through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). What’s more, as a University of Leeds student you will also have access to all the facilities and wide-ranging opportunities you would expect from a Russell Group institution.
Year 1 Core Modules
Year 2 Core Modules
Year 3 Core Modules
Years 2 and 3 Optional Modules
Year 4 Core Modules
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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The entry requirements for the Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies are:
Alternatively, for applicants with work and life experience who lack formal qualifications, entry through successful completion of the University of Leeds Alternative Entry Scheme.
Admissions will be treated contextually with weight given to the life experience of applicants and the circumstances in which they have gained prior qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to address these matters in their personal statement. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
All applicants must also be engaged in relevant work (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 4 hours contact each week.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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