Highlands College

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

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Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Honours Project (HIGH3006)

      The Honours Project will normally focus on an issue that is of importance to a childcare sector. It is an opportunity for students to undertake the entire process of rigorous scholarly research, including problem formulation, design and execution of the investigation, analysis and reporting. This module draws on all aspects of the studies and experiences students will have undertaken as part of this degree programme and will demonstrate their ability to apply them to a major piece of independent academic work.

    • Curriculum, Planning and Assessment (HIGH3009)

      The module explores different perspectives on curriculum, planning and assessment methods that will be of use in a variety of professional contexts. The ability to organise, discover themes and manage learning and development are essential skills in a leadership post. Students will experience planning for educational and developmental targets as well as experience planning for personal and emotional development in the context of health, lifestyle and personal growth.

    • Strategic, Operational and Multiagency Management (HIGH3201)

      This module explores the strategies and processes adopted by a range of childcare agencies. It aims to develop extensive knowledge, critical understanding and effective skills covering: Determining the direction and scope of an organisation Creating effective processes to enable teams and multi-agency activities to achieve their objectives Managing resources and stakeholders

    • Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies (HIGH3202)

      This module is intended to enable participants to focus on the most up to date, current issues relating to childhood and youth studies and to further develop the students ability to reflect upon and discuss complex professional dilemmas thereby strengthening their independent learning skills.

    • Consultancy in Childcare (HIGH3203)

      This module is intended to enable participants to focus on the most up to date, current issues relating to childhood and youth studies and to further develop the students ability to reflect upon and discuss complex professional dilemmas thereby strengthening their independent learning skills

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.
Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Our partnership with Highlands College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

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