In choosing Coleg Cambria’s foundation degree or degree in Childhood Studies (developed and accredited by Aberystwyth University) you will study a broad spectrum of childhood development topics that include the sociological, psychological and educational factors that influence the development of children. You will be taught by enthusiastic staff and cover a range of practical, theoretical, and professional disciplines that employers in this discipline demand. Your skills and abilities will be enhanced with regular exposure to team-work, communication skills, interpersonal, and time and work management opportunities. The Childhood Studies programmes will equip you with the skills and expertise necessary for work in a range of child-related professions. It will push you to improve your legislative knowledge, your social awareness, your ability to work with others, and your academic excellence. These skills will fit you for any graduate workplace which values thorough research, critical analysis, interpersonal abilities, and fluent and confident communication and reporting. The Childhood Studies programmes will draw you to the disciplines of psychology, sociology and education. As you study, you will consider the theoretical principles of the subject and evaluate them in the light of social history, contemporary legislation and the latest best practice. You will explore the social, emotional and cognitive development of children, and scrutinise the methods used for measuring child development. Studying for a degree in Childhood Studies will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include: - The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form - Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills - The ability to work independently - Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines - The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form - Self-motivation and self-reliance - Team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement - Research skills - Careers Support You will also have the opportunity to complete a personal portfolio. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time studying for your degree at Coleg Cambria. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, your portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.