Childhood, Youth and Education Studies BA (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

L591

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

L591

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLSU190

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

A Childhood, Youth and Education Studies degree may open the door to a range of rewarding areas of practice working with children and young people.

If you are passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children and young people and you want to learn alongside like-minded people in an innovative learning environment, then the Childhood, Youth and Education Studies degree aims to both excite and challenge you. Our course offers you a flexible learning experience where you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to pursue the particular area of work with children and young people you are most passionate about.

Investing in the education of children and young people is essential for the growth of individuals and communities that flourish. The Childhood, Youth and Education Studies degree is designed for people who want to contribute to the learning and development of children and young people in a variety of educational settings. While on the course you will have the opportunity to explore important areas of educational practice, formal and informal, through both in-class learning and practical work experience. You can learn from academics and practice partners who currently collectively have experience across a range of relevant areas of study and practice.Over the course of your studies you will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting international and UK based educational experiences*.

You can find out more about the international opportunities on offer on Coventry University’s Centre for Global Engagement web pages.

93% of our students agreed that staff are good at explaining things, National Student Survey 2019.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Our Facilities

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Simulation Ambulance

Ambulance

Our facilities include a mock ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, to help simulate the patient journey. This gives students the opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system!

What our students say...

Childhood and Youth Studies is the best degree for me as it covers a wide array of areas, including sociology, psychology, safeguarding, mental health, SEN, providing me with a range of future career options to choose from. I strongly believe that the knowledge I have acquired from this degree will support me in my further education and future career goals. I am confident that the skills and experiences I have gained from my various work placements, as part of this degree, will support and propel me far into my career.

Satveer Kaur Bhella, Childhood and Youth Studies (BA Hons)

Course information

The course aims to give you a critical understanding of the most current issues impacting children and young people’s learning and development, and help equip you to shape the delivery of services to children and young people in future practice.

Through the course design you will develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and practical experience in areas such as education, health, pastoral support, mentoring, advocacy and group work. You will have the opportunity to develop these areas of learning through a combination of in-class workshop guidance, practical application and practice within supported placement settings.

Please note, study visits, educational experiences and placements are subject to availability, application and additional costs.

93%

of our students agreed that staff are good at explaining things, National Student Survey 2019

Modules

Overview

The first year will introduce you to the key themes within the degree including childhood and youth in context, theory and practice of education and skills for working with children and young people. You will begin to develop an understanding of some of the challenges faced by children and young people including safeguarding, exclusion, and social justice. You will also consider the impact of digital media, technology and popular culture on children and young people’s development.

Modules

  • Childhood and Youth in Context

    You will explore educational practice in context considering notions and definitions of ‘childhood’, ‘youth’ and ‘education’; and the political, economic, social and technological factors that inform such definitions. In addition, you will examine the challenges and inequalities faced by children and young people, particularly in relation to poverty, health and social mobility. The module will also enable you to explore the ways in which services have evolved in response to the changing needs of children and young people, and how children and young people themselves have responded to the issues and challenges they face. You will also have the opportunity to explore the range of service provision for children and young people, at both national and international levels.

  • Theories of Education

    You will explore and gain an understanding of diverse theoretical approaches to education, including pedagogies which inform the process of education. Insights will be drawn from practitioners who are working in educational contexts (e.g., schools, extended learning centres, youth centres), whilst creating opportunities for real world learning to support you to apply theory to practice.

  • Personal and Academic Development

    This module aims to develop your academic and reflective skills and will introduce the concepts of personal and professional development. It will enable you to develop reflective practice in relation to personal and professional learning and development which is threaded throughout the course. This will particularly focus on developing and understanding your own learning needs and progress as well as ways of approaching challenge and change.  

  • Skills for Working with Children and Young People

    This module will focus on the theoretical knowledge, methods, and skills needed to work with individual and groups of children and/or young people in a range of educational contexts and developmental phases. It will enable you to explore values-based practice whilst developing an emerging sense of your own values-base and how it informs your practice. The module is designed to enable you to develop a range of skills to work with individuals and groups, which will prepare you for your practice modules. In addition, the module will evaluate the processes and dynamics of individual and group working, enabling you to apply this knowledge in practice.

  • Curricula for Learning and Development

    This module provides you with an introduction to curricula and its use across a range of educational settings. It will give you the opportunity to explore the concept of 'curriculum' and the different types and approaches, such as curricula as bodies of knowledge, products, and processes. In this module you will also consider the use and application of different curricula across a range of educational contexts. You will explore the implications of political agendas and philosophical perspectives on the design and delivery of curricula and the role of assessment. As such, you should develop skills, including an awareness of role, in relation to the development of educational experiences across a range of educational contexts.

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

    You will be introduced to safeguarding as a key aspect of practice in working with children, young people and their families across a range of contexts. This includes exploration of policy, practice and research which help develop an understanding of how safeguarding is practised and constructed. Broader categories of abuse and neglect will be considered, whilst examining factors which may exacerbate risks. SCR’s (serious case reviews) and legislation (including local frameworks) which seek to protect and promote the welfare of children and young people will be discussed in the view of illustrating the breadth of presenting factors. You will also explore multidisciplinary ways of working towards effective safeguarding of children, young people and their families.

  • Add+vantage Module

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The second year builds on the first year themes, exploring the major disciplines of Psychology and Sociology, and approaches to research within these disciplines. The module in Health further enables you to explore how these discipline areas may apply to current issues surrounding children and young people’s health and well-being. The research module offers the opportunity to develop an individual research proposal focusing on a topic or issue you feel passionate about.

The second year also includes a professional experience placement* spanning the whole of the first semester in a children and young people’s setting. The types of placements that may be available vary significantly, reflecting the range of interests on the course, but you will have the opportunity to access a range of practical support and signposting to help you to find the right placement for you. Examples of work undertaken by previous students include: teaching assistant work within primary school settings, youth support work within community and institutional settings, and play therapy work within hospitals.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

  • Professional Experience 1**

    This practice-based module is designed to enable you to explore an area of practice which includes educational working with children and/or young people. You should have the opportunity to develop and apply your knowledge and skills in a practice setting, developing and enhancing your understanding. The module will introduce you to principles of practice including ethical codes and competence frameworks, helping to develop your employability skills and gain an insight into the current roles working with children/ young people. You will be given support in finding your own placement in an appropriate area of relevance to your personal interests. After your placement you will submit an assessed piece of work on your placement module through a ‘portfolio’ which is multi-faceted in comprising of reflection, observation, academic essay and journaling which is designed to enable you to relate your experiences to your studies and recognise the learning you have undertaken on placement.

    **This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).

  • Sociology of Childhood, Youth and Education

    You will explore the value of sociology in understanding children and young people’s place in society and, in particular, how sociological understandings might inform the development of effective educational practice interventions aimed at supporting children and young people, including the most marginalised and vulnerable children and young people. Throughout the module you are encouraged to link experiences of educational practice settings with the insights from sociological theory. Specifically, you should begin to understand the centrality of the contribution which sociology makes to professional practice, in the global age.

  • Add+vantage module

    Add+vantage modules provide an opportunity to extend your knowledge, skills and qualifications. This is to broaden your experience and career development activities to enhance employability. You can choose from a broad range of Add+vantage subject areas.

  • Psychology of Childhood, Youth and Education

    This module enables you to gain theoretical knowledge about traditional and contemporary psychological theory and research that will inform educational practices with children and young people. You will have the opportunity to apply psychological theory and research to understanding and promoting children and young people’s development. You will explore issues, such as conformity, self and social understanding, and prejudice, which affects individual and group behaviour. This module will develop your understanding of current psychological interventions used to promote learning and development in educational contexts across national and international contexts.

  • Research Methods

    The overall aim of this module is to provide you with a solid grounding in the core skills and knowledge involved in researching educational practices and contexts. Teaching will focus on providing you with a conceptual understanding of: formulating research questions, developing effective research design, selecting appropriate research methods and considering relevant ethical concerns. Content will cover both qualitative and quantitative research methods and contemporary research examples will be drawn on throughout to encourage you to engage with the use of research studies as an evidence-base for educational practice. You will be encouraged to explore international perspectives and research examples on children, young people and education.

  • Health and Well-being Education

    This module encourages you to develop an awareness of current health (physical and psychological) needs of children and young people, including the services that respond to these needs, both internationally and in the U.K. It will also develop your understanding of prevention, intervention and promotion of health. It will further develop an understanding of theoretical models of health and their implications for practitioners.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The final year will include a second professional experience placement, which may be undertaken in the UK or abroad**. Modules in year 3 highlight the special and inclusive educational needs of children and young people and offer further exploration of contemporary theories, policies and practices aligned closely to your chosen career pathway. Your studies will culminate in the completion of an independent research project, your dissertation. Past students have examined topics as varied as: attitudes to Special Educational Needs (SEN) within the Bengali community, cyber bullying amongst primary aged children, gang violence in Birmingham or educational attainment within Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Modules

  • Professional Experience 2**

    The aim of this practice-based module to enable you to gain further practice experience in your chosen education related setting with children and young people. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to a real-life setting, drawing on your learning from across the degree. You should develop personal and professional insight into the evolving landscape of childhood, youth and education practice.

    **This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).

  • Special and Inclusive Education

    This module will explore theoretical perspectives and models of disability, in order to understand special education and inclusive education, and the differences in their approaches to understanding and meeting SEN. It enables you to develop an understanding of the theory, policy and legislation, and practices involved in meeting the needs and facilitating the inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and/or disabilities in educational settings. The policy and legislative context, as well as practice requirements for special and inclusive education will be examined within the UK and internationally.

  • Add+vantage module

    Add+vantage modules provide an opportunity to extend your knowledge, skills and qualifications. This is to broaden your experience and career development activities to enhance employability. You can choose from a broad range of Add+vantage subject areas.

  • Emergent Theory, Policy, and Practice

    In this module you will consider emergent theory, policy and practice in relation to support services and educational provision for children and young people. You will identify and explore transitions, challenges and changes in contemporary public policy and its impact on practice; including the relationship between private sector, third sector and state provision. You will also consider international perspectives, to examine the ways in which various societies are seeking to tackle or enhance educational outcomes, and in relation to issues of poverty, inequality, health and well-being and social mobility.

  • Dissertation

    This module gives you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the ability to establish, investigate and report on a specialised area of professional interest relevant to childhood, youth and education. The choice of topic will be determined by your personal interest and relevance to professional practice. The module makes an important contribution to enhancing your understanding of the important challenges faced by children, young people and practitioners in their chosen area of practice.

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

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In more detail...

  • International field trips – for example, former students spent a week in South Africa visiting schools and youth clubs in the Townships.
  • Allows progression to a range of professional and postgraduate courses, some with professional body accreditation, including social work, youth work and primary school teaching.
  • The Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring two full size homes which can be used to for workshops mimicking working scenarios with children, young people and their families.
  • Access to a team of experts with decades of collective first-hand practice experience in various settings, including sociology, psychology, education, social work, careers guidance, youth and community work, in addition to being actively engaged in research and writing in these areas.
  • Opportunity to take a sandwich year to study or work in the UK or abroad. Former students have undertaken year-long sandwich year placements within areas such as children’s theatre, youth offending, disability support, and formal and informal educational settings.
  • Excellent relationships with relevant agencies, such as local schools, relevant local authority children and youth services, and a broad range of charities working with children and young people. Specific examples of placement settings include:  St Augustine’s Primary School, Bagington Fields Special School, Ernesford Grange Community Academy, Coventry City Council, Sydney Stringer Academy, Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs, Full Circle Children’s Contact Centre
  • We offer a range of international study visit opportunities**, for example former students spent a week in Austria visiting the University of Graz, a young women’s shelter, a community-based youth club, and two social enterprise projects. In previous years students have visited the Netherlands and South Africa capturing an international perspective on working with children and young people
  • **This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).

Guest speakers have previously included experts in areas such as mental health, special educational needs, youth homelessness, child protection, gang violence and children and young people’s health needs

Our main study themes are:

  • Education-Development: An understanding of practices informed by theories of teaching and learning to facilitate education in a variety of contexts.

  • Policy Context: Develops knowledge and critical insights into the policy context that shapes the provision of services to children and young people, at both national and international levels.

  • Critical awareness: Develops a critical and research informed awareness of national and international perspectives on children and young people’s learning and development.

  • Interdisciplinary learning: Study within a truly interdisciplinary learning environment, exploring concepts derived from psychology, sociology and health disciplines. 

  • Societal challenges: Explore a range of challenges and issues faced by children and young people, such as safeguarding, exclusion, discrimination and oppression.

  • Life skills: Provides the knowledge and skills, such as mentoring, advocacy, group work and advice and guidance, to develop the life skills of children and young people

  • Professional experience: You will have the opportunity to gain work experience of 280 hours with an extensive range of providers, including local councils, schools, charities, social enterprises and other services concerned with facilitating learning, and promoting the health and welfare of children and young people**.

**This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).

The current teaching team is drawn from a wide variety of subject areas, such as psychology, education, youth and community work, which will help to enrich your learning experience by offering a range of different professional perspectives. A number of the current teaching team also hold academic and professional qualifications, such as teaching, youth work and social work qualifications.

We have developed a range of interactive online resources. We also organise practical sessions, in groups and virtually using online documents, incorporating the ‘Problem-Based Learning’ approach, where you, supervised and assisted by a tutor, seek solutions to real-life problems. Other modules have made use of role play as a tool to simulate live practice experience of safeguarding children and young people for example, participating in a simulated professional multi-agency meeting.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of guest speakers (subject to availability). In 2018 and 2019, these included experts in special educational needs, child protection, children and young people’s health and youth violence, from a broad range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations within the UK and abroad.

Teaching methods include: lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Meet our staff

Dr. Michael Whelan

Our Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies, Michael has a professional background primarily in youth work where he has gained an international perspective on the development of services for young people through his experience working as a qualified youth worker in the Republic of Ireland, Australia and the UK.

Read full profile

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which can vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework which may take the form of academic essays, reflective essays, a portfolio assessing placement, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

This course is predominantly assessed by coursework.

 

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explore and apply various theories and models related to children and young people from a trans-disciplinary perspective.
  • Explore, evaluate and apply a range of educational approaches and pedagogies used with children and young people in different educational contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to undertake work with individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary national and global issues and related policy.
  • Identify, critically evaluate, design and deliver a range of formal and informal curricula in the education of children and young people.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and young people and its application to work with children and young people.
  • Understand, reflect, and respond to practice-based issues and experiences using applied research knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate a range of transferable employability skills, including the necessary knowledge and skills to enter practice, to work autonomously and to engage in critically reflective practice and lifelong learning.

In a typical teaching week, you will have up to 10-15 ‘contact’ hours of teaching. This generally breaks down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: You will meet with your Academic Personal Tutor (APT) on a regular basis and at least twice per semester to discuss your progress and raise any issues with which you require support. Your APT is also available for one-to-one appointments upon request during their weekly office hours (subject to availability).
  • Medium group teaching: 2-4 hours of workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: 8-10 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 10-15 hours of self-directed study e.g. studying and revising in your own time and on average 10-15 hours per week on placement in the first semesters of the second and final year.

Teaching across all subject areas is informed by international perspectives, and each year you may have the opportunity to take part in a range of international field trips**. In the past, students have spent a week in South Africa, attending a range of settings in the Townships, including schools and youth clubs. On other occasions, they visited both Stenden University in the Netherlands and University of Graz in Austria. These involved visiting a range of educational and social care projects and attending local lectures to study and experience practice in an international context.

In your third year, your professional experience placement can be done within the UK or internationally**. We currently have contacts with a range of placement settings including schools, children’s centres and youth clubs across the globe, in places, such as South Africa, Spain, New York-USA, Malta, Austria, Finland, and the Netherlands (these contacts are subject to change).

We currently have a Student Exchange Agreement with Laurea University in Finland and Calabria in Italy, where you may have an opportunity to choose to work or study**. We have also developed a range of associations with institutions across the globe which currently include: The University of Graz in Austria, Stenden University in Netherlands, Stenden University in South Africa, Newton Paiva in Brazil, Laurea and Metropolia Universities in Finland, Calabria University in Italy, St. Petersburg University in Russia, Loyola College in India, and the Belarusian State Pedagogical University (subject to change).

**Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

 

 

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our alumni say

If you’re passionate about children and young people then this is an excellent course to enrol onto and gain insightful experiences and a greater knowledge base before heading into practice.

Abigail Hutton, BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies Graduate 2018

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU190 
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB - BCC DDM - DMM 27 points Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*-C including English Language and Maths

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have threeA Levels. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or higher, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

(Please note, course pages are subject to change from time to time).

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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English as a Foreign Language An IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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What our students say

This course allows you to explore different avenues around working with children and young people, in order to have a better idea of exactly what you would like to do in the future, and with which age group you prefer working with/are better suited to.

Cristina Roberts, 2019

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

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Fee


September 2021

£9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

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Fee


September 2021

TBC (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£15,000 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

EU Student Fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say

This was my chance to make mistakes and learn from them, I was able to put the theory I was learning into practice...what better way to improve your understanding of something?”

Abigail Hutton, BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies Graduate 2018

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

The practical nature of the course means upon successful graduation you should have substantial placement experience, practical knowledge and problem-solving skills which will support a move into a range of different child-related professions or to study towards further professional qualifications, such as the PGCE if you would like to enter teaching, or an MA in Social Work if a career as a social worker appeals. There are also opportunities to branch out into other postgraduate courses such as MSc in Psychology, for those interested in pursuing Educational Psychology.

Past students who have successfully completed this course have had the opportunity to enter directly into a range of exciting roles in a range of settings. Examples of these include teaching assistant, SEN support officer, learning mentor, LAC (looked after child) advocate, youth worker, child and family support worker, children and young person’s case worker, children’s residential worker, as well as potentially setting up your own social enterprise.

Coventry University is committed to helping you to prepare for your future career and giving you the opportunity to develop a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates have gone on to be employed in a range of practice settings including primary schools, children’s services, family support, residential care and local and national children and young people’s charities.

What our students say...

The informal education module of the course also greatly improved my creative thinking in terms of finding new ways to aid young people’s learning outside of a structured establishment.

Abigail Hutton, BA (Hons) Childhood & Youth Studies
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Admission to this course is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a successful interview. Find out about the application process