Course Overview

The Childhood and Youth Studies course is a top-up to convert the FdA Education and Childhood, FdA Working with Children, Young People and Families, Diploma in Education and Training (DET), or similar Level 5 qualifications into a full Honours Degree. The course consolidates the skills and knowledge you have previously acquired, whilst further developing your understanding of working practice.

The programme has been designed to equip you with the knowledge base and capabilities to excel in your chosen profession or alternative graduate opportunities. This is achieved through module content that is specific to particular areas of practice, which is then interpreted and developed through collaborative seminar discussion. You will also have the opportunity to undertake additional vocational and academic qualifications during your studies.

The course is multidisciplinary in nature and studies of the complexities of contemporary childhood, youth and family life. You will study children and young people’s development in an ecological context, drawing upon a range of influential factors such as psychology, education, welfare, sociology, politics and economics.

You will analyse and critically evaluate the processes that shape childhood and young people’s lives, exploring topics that cover the changing nature of childhood, ethical principles in relation to working practice and young people’s rights.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Full Honours Degree Top-up
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
Location of Delivery
Academic Year
September 2023 - June 2024 (full-time) September 2023 - June 2025 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2022-23 are:

BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)

Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)

Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2022, please contact the team on [email protected]

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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