FdA Childhood and Youth Studies

FdA Childhood and Youth Studies

UCAS code: 9CYS

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Key facts

  • Start date: September 2022
  • Duration: 2 Years Full-Time, or 4 Years Part-Time
  • Location: Melton
  • Fees: £7600 per Year

Your future

This programme will suit aspiring students who are looking for a career in, or are already working, with children and young people and a variety of settings.

Many of the students who take this programme are working or volunteering in nurseries, schools or special needs settings.  Others will come straight from level 3 study such as A levels or Level 3 Diplomas.

The course aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to access supervisory and management roles in a range of early years and young peoples settings. Theory will be applied to practice with an emphasis on the development of self-reflective practitioners.

Available to study full-time or part-time.

*Subject to validation.

Entry requirements

Most candidates will be interviewed and will need to be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of working with children or young people. In addition, applicants should have sufficient and appropriate prior experience in childcare or a Level 3 qualification and show the potential for successful study at HE level, and demonstrate commitment to study and work in the sector.

Applicants must have a GCSE English grade 4-9/ (A- C) or equivalent qualification. The student entry point for this course will typically be students with a minimum of 48 UCAS points (or equivalent). Mature candidates are welcome, if they can demonstrate appropriate qualifications and suitable experience.

To enter directly on to Year 2 of the programme, you will need to demonstrate achievement of 120 credits at Level 4/Year 1 in a relevant subject (Merit profile).


Year 1

  • Higher Learning Skills
  • The Childhood Sector
  • Childhood Development
  • The Holistic Child
  • Professional Practice
  • Understanding Childhood


Year 2

  • Curriculum in Practice
  • Digital Worlds
  • Children’s Health and Well-being
  • Research in a Childhood Context
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Career Management

Work-Based Practice

Students are to be in paid employment or voluntary work for a minimum of two days per week in an appropriate setting for the duration of the course.


Please apply for this course through UCAS.

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