This programme is aimed at those working, or intending to work, in the field of childhood and youth services or education. If you are passionate about children and young people, enjoy working in settings where they are and you are person centred, flexible, creative and independent, then this is the employment sector for you.
64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for an interview)
BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject
Other related Level 3 qualifications
Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including maths or English
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area
Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications
You will also need a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) certificate that has been issued within 6 months of the start of the course. You can apply for one at enrolment, for a fee, if necessary.
Level 5: Supporting Children's Wellbeing, Research Methods, Leadership and Management, Speaking and Listening
Level 6: Global Perspectives, Current Issues, Independent Study.
You will also study one optional unit - Pedagogic Practice or Children, Young People and Crime.
Course Potential Careers
Further Education Lecturer
Early years teacher
Family support worker
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Possible further study
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Social Sciences masters degrees