Education, Childhood and Youth
We offer a range of courses that explore children and childhood in contemporary society. These courses are designed to prepare you for a number of careers relating to babies, children and young people in a variety of different professional contexts. Each course places the lives of children and their experiences of childhood at its heart, whilst being subtly different in terms of ages studied, placement opportunities and delivery modes.
Education, Childhood and Youth courses are ideal for you if:
- You are keen to learn more about children
- You see yourself as an adult that can be an agent of change for children and young people
- You want to work in some capacity with children and young people, but not necessarily teach.
You will develop a range of professional transferable skills, a deep knowledge of how children and young people are perceived by society and how society supports its youngest and most vulnerable members.
What's it really like to be an education student?
Our students Naomi and Jameire share a typical day on an education, childhood and youth course to give you a flavour of what it could be like to study here.
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies students Jacey, Alix and Noor went on placement in The Netherlands as part of the Erasmus Scheme.
Read more in their blog
Placements and employability opportunities
Placement plays an important part in all programmes and we are able to support your employability skills by providing opportunities to work alongside a range of professionals in Children’s Centres, Family Support Services, Early Years settings, Youth Projects, etc. As well as this these, our programmes will enable you to gain an in-depth understanding of communities and your role within those communities.
Careers and further study options
Our graduates go on to careers in education, law, social work, play therapy and project management in the voluntary sector.
A high percentage of graduates on these courses also go on to study at postgraduate level.
Our courses in education, childhood and youth
Working with Children, Families and Young People BA (Hons)
This innovative course is aimed at people hoping to pursue a career working with children as part of an integrated professional team.
Working with Children, Families and Young People >>
Conductive Education - BA (Hons)
This course enables you to deliver programmes to children and adults, teaching them skills to improve their daily lives.
Conductive Education >>
Early Childhood Studies - BA (Hons)
This three-year course will allow you to pursue a range of careers working with babies, young children and their families.
Early Childhood Studies >>
Early Years - FdA
The Foundation Degree can be studied on full- or part-time and is designed for those who are already working or who intend to work in a childcare setting.
Early Years >>
Further postgraduate study in education
Many of our graduates go on to study education at postgraduate level. We offer a range of different courses.
Postgraduate study >>