BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

Course Overview

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.

Course Requirements

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on:
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.

Course Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used from reports and essays to presentations and portfolios. Typically each unit has two forms of assessment attached to it. The assessments have been carefully designed to support and develop your skills in independent thinking and learning.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.Although there are no extra costs associated with the programme, it would be beneficial for applicants to also take into consideration possible costs related to stationery and transport to college. While there is access to the college computer system and library books, it is normal that some students may want to invest in a personal computer and some core books. Internet access would be advantageous for off-site study.

Course Includes

Level 4: Professional Practice, Social Policy, Curriculum Studies, Holistic Child, Effective Teamwork and The Reflective Student.
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.


Upon successful completion of the course you will receive BA (Hons) Childhood Studies awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.

Course Potential Careers

Possible employment as:
Further Education Lecturer
Early years teacher
Family support worker
Learning mentor
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Social worker
Teaching assistant
Youth worker
Possible further study
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Social Sciences masters degrees

Course Dates

September 2020 - June 2023

Course Times

Two days per week

Email Contact

Examining Body

Sheffield Hallam University

Hours Per Week

12 hours

Phone Contact

0300 300 0090


30-34 weeks