University College Birmingham Early Childhood Studies

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University College Birmingham Early Childhood Studies

Childhood experiences shape the rest of our lives and being part of that journey is rewarding, challenging and often surprising. We have designed our degree course in Childhood Studies to give you a strong foundation for a variety of future careers working with children.

Our course gives you the academic knowledge to succeed in this constantly-changing field as well as an in-depth understanding of children’s social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs. You are given the opportunity to turn theory into practical skills during a variety of work placements, including in nurseries, schools and special schools.

If you do not hold a full and relevant Level 3 Early Years qualification, you will be assessed in the workplace in order to achieve Practitioner Status. The full list of qualifications which are accepted as full and relevant can be found on the Government website.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will learn about the key characteristics of childhood and how to meet the needs of young children.
  • You will research how to help children develop and grow by creating new learning opportunities such as play-based learning.
  • You will gain in-depth knowledge of the wider issues surrounding childhood development, such as social trends and the impact of legislation.
  • You will be encouraged to develop a specialism that relates to your future career by choosing from a wide range of optional modules.
  • For your final project, you can research a topic that interests you and can be relevant to your personal interests or intended future employment.

Open days

Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Entry requirements

Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

Tariff: A minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.