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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies 

Early Childhood Studies Karen Ward Level Up

On behalf of the course team, I would like to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course. You are joining a course which is led by a team of passionate and enthusiastic tutors who all have considerable experience of working in the Early Years sector.

This course prepares you to enter into a range of careers in early childhood services working with babies and young children, and their families in the birth to five age range. The course lays the foundations for you to be an informed and reflective early years practitioner. You will be engaged in a breadth and depth of study which provides you with the opportunity to build skills, knowledge and theoretical understanding of how babies and young children grow and develop and how you can meet their holistic needs.

The team are looking forward to meeting you on Monday 17 September.

Karen Ward
Programme Leader

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Education Studies  Elaine Matchett - level up  

On behalf of the course team, I would like to welcome you to the BA (Hons) Education Studies course. You are joining a course which is led by a team of passionate and enthusiastic tutors who all have considerable experience of working in a range of educational settings.

Studying in our £41 million City South Campus, you will explore concepts such as education and society, equality, diversity, values and policies of the UK education system, as well as educational systems around the world. You will also have lots of opportunities to delve deeper into subjects that matter and are of interest to you too.

You will learn through interactive and engaging lectures, seminars and workshops with guest speakers often stopping by to share their knowledge, combined with our experienced course staff who will be supporting and guiding you every step of the way.

Throughout the course we arrange visits to and welcome guest speakers from organisations including, The Thinktank, Historic England, CBSO, The Newman Brother’s Museum in the Jewellery Quarter. You will also have the opportunity to carry out work placement during year two to enhance your skills and experience.

The placement module is a crucial aspect and allows you to merge theory with practice.  You will be encouraged to experience and consider different educational settings though enhancement activities such as volunteering, Careers Week and presentations from external speakers. 

This course is designed to promote independence so that you become a confident, autonomous, creative lifelong learner and will challenge you to push the boundaries and discover your full potential

Elaine Matchett 
Programme Leader

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

Primary Education with QTS

Welcome to the BA (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) course. We are delighted that you have made the decision to study Primary Education and have joined us at BCU.

We look forward to working with you and supporting you as you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be a committed, creative and confident primary school teacher. 

Kate Glanville
Programme Leader

BSc (Hons) Social Work

Social Work Caroline Lee Level up

A warm welcome to all students who have chosen to undertake the BSc (Hons) Social Work Degree course. Your course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, on successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Qualified Social Worker.

The course will develop your knowledge, skills and values of Social Work so that by the end of successfully completing the course you will be competent to practice as a qualified Social Worker.  Studying an academic and professional qualification will be a new experience for many of you and we will provide the necessary support to enable you to apply appropriate knowledge, including theory, skills and values to practice. 

You will find more information about the university, life in Birmingham and the advice and support available here.

Our aim and vision is to facilitate the development of employable social workers with a global outlook who are skilled, evidence informed, resilient, empowering leaders - social workers who can transform lives and build futures.

We are sure that you will find your studies on the BSc (Hons) Social Work course an enjoyable, stimulating and transformative educational journey.

Caroline Lee
Programme Leader