**Course Overview** - Childhood Studies achieved 100% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey - Convert your foundation degree to a full BA (Hons) to open up further career opportunities - Take a convenient work-based route into teaching or advanced work with children - Course teaching is scheduled to fit around your work and family life If you’re passionate about working with children aged 0-11, either working towards qualifying as a primary teacher or connecting with and supporting families as an early years practitioner, Childhood Studies equips you with the knowledge and skills to achieve your goals. Building on your foundation degree in Childhood Studies or another relevant Level 5 qualification, this programme is a useful stepping stone as you develop your career. In order to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of issues affecting children and their families, you examine recent research relating to childhood care and education, compare and contrast policy, curricula and practice in the UK with those in other countries, and develop research skills. You also acquire the skills to work in a range of complex settings. As you learn to evaluate your own work practices and experiences and discuss others’ experiences and opinions, you are equipped to examine and debate current issues in the field. You continue your work in the sector alongside attending taught sessions at the University one day a week. The programme is designed to fit with work and family commitments and teaching is not usually scheduled during school half-terms. This one-year course (two years part-time) includes core modules on Inclusion: Autistic Spectrum Differences, Towards a Graduate Career Working with Children and Families and Positive Psychology. Additionally, choose from optional modules such as Primary Curriculum and Pregnancy to Three. After graduating from Childhood Studies, you can pursue careers as leaders in early years settings, progress to further training as teachers, or take up one of a wide range of graduate roles working with children and families.