Taught course

Childhood Studies (Top Up)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

This is a top-up degree. You must be working in a relevant area of childcare and possess 120 credit points at Level Four (HE). Equivalent work-related qualifications are also acceptable. Those who are unable to demonstrate the relevant academic credits may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) considerations.

Months of entry


Course content

Current childhood policy stresses the importance of placing the child at the centre of the government agenda and this exciting award aims to highlight the rights and needs of the child and family.

It is a relevant course for a wide range of professionals who work with children and families, including nurses, health visitors, early years educators, nursery workers in the public and independent sectors, social workers and people working in the youth justice and law enforcement sectors.

You will get to study and learn with people from a variety of disciplines, who are all concerned with the wellbeing of children and their families. The emphasis is on exploring childhood from a global perspective to develop or strengthen your understanding of factors that affect a childs heath and wellbeing.

You will study the following modules and complete a dissertation:

The Child in Contemporary Society
The Growing Child
The Learning Child

You will study three modules during the academic year, each lasting ten weeks. Attendance at the University is on one day a week during term-time.

It may be possible to complete the course in one year.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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