Understanding Children's Learning and Development (HIGH1018)
This module introduces important theories of child development. There is particular emphasis on the role of play, language, motor skills and schemas. Observational techniques will be studied and used to analyse children's development in the light of theory.
Include Me' Perspectives on Disability and Inclusion (HIGH1022)
This module introduces key perspectives on disability, inclusion and exclusion; critically examining historical and cultural views. It challenges participants to examine their own attitudes and values.
Provision for Children (HIGH1023)
This module introduces patterns of provision for children, locally and in the UK and compares this with provision from around the world. Curriculum frameworks and approaches to include Te Whariki, Montessori, Steiner and Reggio Emilia will be considered alongside different approaches to care environments.
Children's Rights and Welfare (HIGH1200)
The focus of the module is the lives of children in Jersey and the UK; exploring key social and political issues that affect their lives and of their families. The influence of International agreements on the Rights of the Children on UK legislation will be investigated, covering legislation that supports child protection.
Today's Child (HIGH1201)
Childrens lives today are diverse in experience. This module examines family patters and social factors which influence these experiences. Comparative studies are used to develop awareness of historical and social constraints.
Professional Development (HIGH1202)
This module is designed to give students the skills and confidence to make the most of the college and work-based elements of the programme. It covers such areas as: communication; time management; team working; study skills; objective setting; and learning while working through practical engagement in a range of childcare environments.
Child Development is for the Future Adult (HIGH2015)
A child's self-esteem is key to their future; heredity, experiences, the environment and those around the child all contribute and influence their holistic development. The formation of a child's self concept and gender identity will be studied in addition to emerging theories on emotional intelligence.
Who Am I?' (HIGH2016)
Research finds that even before birth learning occurs and that children continue to be active learners. Building on the successful observational methods of earlier scientists such as Vygotsky and Piaget students will be encouraged to critically appraise research and develop connections between theories studied.
Children in Society (Research module) (HIGH2017)
Using the psychological and sociological research framework from year 1, students will analyse some of the ethical issues that may arise when involving children as research participants. A small scale research project will form the assessment mode for this module.
Multi-agency working and the impact on Children (HIGH2018)
This module looks at the importance, challenges and methods of multi-agency working in meeting the needs of children. The legislation and Codes of practice that guide teams will be examined.
Physical Movement in the lives of Children (HIGH2019)
Many approaches to learning promote the use of movement to develop cognitive constructs and consider outdoor play as essential for ensuring children's well-being. Different philosophies will be examined and historical and international perspectives compared.
Children's Workforce - Management and Leadership (HIGH2020)
This module builds on the knowledge and skills of interpersonal and group behaviour acquired in year 1 and knowledge gained in other modules in the course, to an in depth focus on the principles and practice of management, leadership and change in the children's workforce.
Fees, costs and funding
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How to apply
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
Our partnership with Highlands College
Please contact Highlands College to apply for this course:
Highlands College, Jersey
P.O. Box 1000
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.
Studying with Highlands College Jersey
Find out more about studying at Highlands College JerseyOverlooking the bustling town of St Helier on the beautiful Channel Island of Jersey, 1,050 full-time students choose to further their education and vocational training with us.