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BA (Hons) Education & Childhood offered with Foundation year

Universal Consultancy, our collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University ensures that our course adhere strictly to the academic standards set by the university, especially for the Education Department. We advise potential students to acquaint themselves with the detailed entry requirements set by the university to ensure a smooth admissions process.

Course Details

Course Overview

In collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, Universal Consultancy is thrilled to offer the BA (Hons) Education & Childhood with Foundation Year.

The foundation year included in this program provides a gateway for individuals who may not possess the standard qualifications or background, ensuring they can still embark on a BA (Hons) Education & Childhood with Foundation Year journey.

This program delves into the crucial period spanning from pre-birth to about eight years old, investigating the various elements and experiences that shape their initial stages of growth and development. By traversing through diverse fields such as psychology, education, health, sociology, law, and science, this course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of education and childhood, preparing graduates to advocate for children across a multitude of professional disciplines.

The curriculum also encapsulates an exploration of cultural distinctions in childhood development, offering learners the chance to understand the diverse perspectives. Moreover, practice-based scenarios are integrated within the course, providing a real-world glimpse into how professionals contribute to the development trajectory of children.

Our data reveals a promising prospect for graduates as 92% of the Education and Childhood with Foundation Year students found employment or pursued further studies within 15 months after completing their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023).

Full Time and 4 Years
September, January, May

Universal Consultancy, in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, offers a balanced teaching methodology for the “BA (Hons) Education and Childhood with Foundation Year” course, combining on-campus direct interactions with digital engagement activities. This blended learning modality is crafted to meet both the needs of our students and the specifics of your programmed.

A combination of lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops will be used to teach you. Each year, you’ll be taught over two semesters, with three modules per semester. Depending on your module selections, you’ll typically have around 12 contact hours per week, in addition to independent learning. The Communication and Academic Skills for HE program supports study on all of these subjects. In this approach, the foundational abilities discovered and honed in semester 1 are merged and strengthened in semester 2, with the necessary individualized guidance and mentoring offered all along. You should emerge from this process as a more independent, self-assured student prepared to start Level 4 degree-level coursework.

On top of that, in the final semester instruction includes individual supervision designed to help you with your “Individual Project.” An extensive and in-depth research study on a topic of your choice within the subject of Childhood and Education Studies will serve as the foundation of your final-year project.

Consistently included will be practical work that enables you to express yourself intellectually within a variety of education and childhood disciplines, allowing you to build a diversity of abilities that are both unique to the education and applicable to all facets of teaching and learning. You can explore and deepen your grasp of the issues taught in lectures during seminars with smaller groups.

Our teaching ethos places the student at the core of the learning experience, fostering an environment conducive to questioning, discussion, debate, and the cultivation of reflective and critical learning strategies.


Year 0

During the foundation year, you’ll study six core modules:

Communication and Academic Skills for HE
Introduction to Education and Lifelong Learning
The Big Question
The Digital Researcher
Exploring Development and Learning
Personal and Career Development

Year 1
The first year will introduce you to the key elements of Child Education through a diverse range of core modules:

How do Humans Think and Learn 1 Economics
What are Schools for?
Using Learning Theory in Special Educational Needs and Practice
Introduction to Research and Knowledge Construction
Social Justice and Pedagogy of Freedom
Children: Active, Playful, Thinkers

Year 2
In your second year, you will gain knowledge of how Child Education put into practice through the core modules.

Childhood Pathways: Stages, Influences and Ecology
Diverse Childhoods: Identity, Community, and Power
Working with Diversity: Knowing Me Knowing you
Exploring Research Methodologies and Methods
How we think and learn
Speech and Language Development

Year 3
In the final year, you’ll adopt a more disciplinary perspective, developing your skills through the core modules.

Professionalism, Values and Ethics
Leading Education on The World Stage
Mental Health and Socio-emotional Well-being in Early Childhood
Cognition and Learning Difficulties
5&6 Modules Specialist Dissertation

Academic requirements

  • 48 UCAS points
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent.
  • GCSE English at grade 4 or above (previously grade C).
  • We will consider mature students who haven’t recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully.

To learn more about the international equivalencies we accept, please see the Country Specific Entry Requirements.

English language requirements

  • GCSE English at Grade 4/C or above
  • IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent. (Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test)

Please note that if your qualifications are not in English, we might need certified translations in order to proceed with your application.

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