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Undergraduate study

Education, Childhood and Early Years 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

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Meet us

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Muhammed ’s student journey so far

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Open Days

Hear how Amanda Crow is bringing real-life experiences into the classroom

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Welcome to Education, Childhood and Early Years If you’re looking to work alongside children, young people and adults to support their future development and engagement, then studying with us could be your perfect choice. We offer an exciting range of undergraduate study options. Many provide routes into teaching, social work and working with families and children. And all our courses support you in developing the skills and understanding needed to work alongside others effectively. Our professional networks help give you access to a wide range of high quality placement opportunities, expert guest lectures and visits during your studies. It’s this practical focus, coupled with the latest research findings being developed both within the School of Education

and Professional Development and the wider academic community, which helps to ensure our students are able to equip themselves with the most relevant knowledge and skills needed within the workplace. By choosing to study with the University of Huddersfield, you’ll join an inspiring, passionate and committed community focused on making your studies as enjoyable, rewarding and productive as possible. We look forward to welcoming you.

Dr Andrew Youde Head of Department for Education and Community Studies

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If you want to work alongside children, young people and adults to support their development and wellbeing, then we offer a range of courses that could help you get started. We’ll give you the opportunity to become someone who can make a life-changing difference to others.

Study with us Since starting the course I’ve met such amazing people – the tutors here are so friendly and I’ve learnt so much. Muhammed Sulayman, Childhood Studies BA(Hons)

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We are ranked 4th in the country for Education in the Guardian Guide to Higher Education 2018.

The UK’s only University where all our permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

So much is possible. We offer an exciting mix of study options, with many offering you the chance to progress towards teaching, social work or working with families and children. Whichever path you want to go down, we’ll help you develop your skills and your knowledge to work with others and transform their lives.

You could gain some priceless experience in all sorts of settings, from the classroom to sports projects and community groups. And when you’re not on a placement you’ll be learning in one of our specially equipped teaching rooms. In our mock primary classroom for example, where you’ll be able to prepare for the real world while you study.

While you’re studying, you’ll want to put what you learn into practice. Our contacts with professional bodies give you the chance to get out there – from networking with experts to visiting professional organisations and working on placements.

Our practical focus, along with the latest research findings being developed in the School of Education and Professional Development and the wider academic community, help to give you the chance to make yourself ready for the workplace. No wonder we are ranked 4th in the country for Education in the Guardian Guide to Higher Education 2018.

If you opt for our Childhood Studies BA(Hons) you’ll gain a broad understanding of the development of children up to the age of 19, whereas Early Years BA(Hons) focuses on young children and their development up to six years old. Whichever way you go, you’ll be offered a range of placements in different years of your course. Our Education BA(Hons) will appeal to those wanting to develop their knowledge of education theory alongside the business of education and our Religion and Education BA(Hons) not only explores contemporary society and the relationship between religion and education within it, but also gives you the option to take on a placement.

Education is about interpersonal skills and you’ll be able to call on the support of a range of people to help you succeed. A team of personal academic tutors, careers advisors and pastoral support workers are all on hand to help you make sure your hard work pays off. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ll help you get there.

1. Students working in our specialist Early Years classroom.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

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Graduates employed from this course

Childhood Studies BA(Hons)

89%* Key information: UCAS code: X300 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC. DMM is required if you’re studying BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (NQF) DDM is required if you’re studying BTEC National in Early Years (NQF) 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language grade 4/C or above Pre-DBS check

We believe it’s not enough to study the issues affecting children. You also need to understand them from their perspective. The course looks at key topics from the point of view of the children who they affect. It could be ideal if you’re looking to start a career in teaching, early years, social care or child and youth policy work. There are also plenty of other occupations relating to children, young people and families, and our Childhood Studies course is designed to help you take the first step towards your career. We’ll give you the chance to explore the nature of childhood and youth in contemporary society. The course will examine relevant social theory and research, and draw on current policy and practices out there in the real world. You’ll be able to bring your own experience to bear on the course too. Along the way you’ll look at childhood through the perspectives of psychology, sociology, philosophy and educational theories. You’ll also have opportunities to study health, wellbeing and development, how to protect vulnerable children and young people, youth identities and cultures, and children’s rights.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

The course will also help you build up transferable skills that employers are looking for, developing you as a critical thinker and being able to understand and challenge current approaches and policy. While you’re here, you’ll attend a compulsory work placement in your second year as well as have the opportunity to take part in a further placement in your third year – an ideal way to develop the skills that employers are looking for and gain useful contacts in the industry. Successful completion of this course enables you to consider a varied range of careers in education, including teaching, early years practitioner and learning support roles. Previous graduates have also become children and young people’s workers, primary, early years and Further Education teachers and higher level teaching assistants, special needs and social support workers. Many of our graduates also progress onto Master’s level programmes. Our annual Finding a Voice conference gives you a truely unique insight into listening to children and young people.

Joanne graduated Childhood Studies BA(Hons) in 2017 and is now studying Education MA at the University of Huddersfield. “Knowing that I’m being taught by professionals who’ve been involved in the real world of childhood only added to the strength of the academic team.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Early Years BA(Hons)

89%* Key information: UCAS code: X110 Duration: 3 years full-time/ 4 years part-time Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC or CACHE Diploma grade B 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4/C or above DBS check Health clearances Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered

Our Early Years BA(Hons) course will give you the chance to explore a wide range of issues to do with young children up to six years old. You’ll look at health and wellbeing, education and learning and development. We’ll also go on to take a wider view, focusing on topics such as safeguarding, society and environment. Work placements form a key part of the course. Your placement will give you the chance to gain real, practical experience working in a professional environment. These practical experiences combined with your academic studies will help you develop the skills that employers are looking for.

While you’re studying, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment, including our mock Early Years classroom designed to help you prepare for the real world whilst you study. Successful completion of this course enables you to consider a wide range of roles in education, specifically teaching in nursery and reception classes and leading practice in pre-schools, nurseries, children’s centres and child minding networks within the private, local authority and voluntary sectors. This course is also a recognised progression route into Primary teacher training courses. Many of our graduates also progress onto Master’s level programmes.

Our mock Early Years classroom allows you to prepare for the real world whilst you study.

Abbie graduated Early Years BA(Hons) in 2017 and is now studying Management MSc at the University of Huddersfield.

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“My university experience has opened so many doors for me. Throughout my placements I was pushed to develop as a future professional. I learnt how to lead my own practice and follow my instincts.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Education BA(Hons)

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88%* Key information: UCAS code: see courses.hud.ac.uk Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: GCSE English Language grade 4/C Pre-DBS check

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 88% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

This course examines contemporary UK and international education systems with a specific focus on education as a business. It will appeal to those aspiring to work in a range of educational roles within schools, businesses and other nongovernmental organisations.

The combination of theoretical studies and practical application will help you build the transferable skills that employers are looking for, develop you as a critical thinker and enable you to understand and challenge current approaches and theory.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of educational theory related to teaching via a range of delivery methods, including lectures, seminars and visits to a range of educational settings, for example schools, nurseries and museums. You’ll also undertake a research project, choosing a specific aspect related to the education sector for the focus of your study. In conjunction with these studies, you’ll consider the wider aspects of education as a business, including management and leadership approaches, structures, organisational culture and behaviours, and marketing.

Successful completion of this course enables you to consider a wide range of roles, including learning support worker, teaching assistant, early years and childcare practitioner and health and social care roles. The course also supports those interested in education related roles within none traditional development sites, including educational support roles in museums and galleries. This course is also suitable for those seeking to work with local, national and international charities involving children and young people and is a recognised progression route into Primary teacher training.

You’ll have the chance to participate in a range of work placements set within a breadth of educational contexts, allowing you to put theory into practice, benefit from valuable practical observations and gain useful contacts in the industry.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

Religion and Education

Key information: UCAS code: V6X3 Duration: 3 years full-time

We’ll look in-depth at six world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism as well as ethics. We’ll also explore contemporary society to get a better understanding of social policy. There are options to study related topics, such as philosophy of education, and also opportunities to tackle vocationally focused topics such as safeguarding and leadership.

88– 96%*

Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications, inc. at least one full A Level Additional criteria: GCSE English Language grade 4/C or above A Level Religious Studies is NOT a requirement

BA(Hons)

In your second and third years, you’ll have the option to undertake a placement. By working in a real-world environment, you’ll be able to build on what you’ve learnt and develop the skills employers are looking for. From schools to children’s centres, charities to children’s services or even working in museums, you could choose a placement that reflects your hopes for your career. We want to give you the opportunity to experience faith in action too, so visits to places of worship and guest speakers will all deepen your learning and understanding of the key topics.

As well as focusing on religion, society and education, the course aims to help build up your transferable skills. We’ll give you the chance to develop your critical thinking and your approaches to academic study and independent research. During your time at Huddersfield you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment. Successful completion of this course enables you to consider a wide range of roles, particularly in education, the public sector and in charitable organisations. Previous graduates have also successfully progressed onto teacher training courses in preparation for becoming RE specialists within schools.

Small, friendly and supportive groups, designed to give you the confidence to succeed.

Katie graduated Religion and Education BA(Hons) in 2016 and is now an Engagement Co-ordinator for The Challenge, Manchester. * Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“My degree studies have opened my eyes and mind to more than I ever thought possible. Since graduating I’m working with young people throughout the North West inducting them onto the National Citizen Service programme at The Challenge.”

You may also like: Secondary Religious Education BA(Hons) with QTS.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

88%* Key information: UCAS code: D131 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Education, Human Resource Development and Training BA(Hons)

This course will give you the chance to develop the skills and confidence needed for working within Human Resource departments and other careers focused on training and developing people.

The course will also help you build up transferable skills that employers are looking for, developing you as a critical thinker and being able to understand and challenge current approaches and policy.

We’ll support you to develop your theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills, including understanding of different learning cultures and styles, motivation theories, working with others and meeting individual’s needs within the workforce.

Whilst you’re studying, you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, visit a range of workplaces to see theory in action, plus share experiences with students from a range of different countries.

You’ll have the opportunity to focus on wellbeing at work, human resource policy and practice and developing effective teams. We’ll also support you to develop your ability to critically reflect on your own personal educational development and to plan a bespoke training programme suitable for your chosen career.

Visit a range of workplaces to see professional theory in action.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 88% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

TESOL and Education BA(Hons)

88%* Key information: UCAS code: D138 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBB at A Level DDM at BTEC 120 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

This course will give you the chance to develop your theoretical knowledge alongside the practical skills required for planning and teaching English to speakers of other languages. You’ll have the opportunity to build your understanding of different learning cultures, language acquisition and how to apply these skills to your own classroom practice. Plus you’ll be able to share experiences with students from a range of different countries. You’ll investigate why English has become a global language and the effect this has within the classroom, develop an understanding of how language works and experience different approaches to teaching English. We’ll also support you to develop your ability to critically reflect on your own personal educational development.

As part of your course you’ll be supported to undertake a major study, identifying a TESOL topic of your choice to help you gain valuable insights into the effective teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The course will also help you build up transferable skills that employers are looking for, developing you as a critical thinker and being able to understand and challenge current approaches and policy. Successful completion of this course enables you to consider a range of English as a second or foreign language teaching roles or to consider progression onto Master’s programmes.

Share experiences with students from a range of different countries.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 88% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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My student journey so far

Muhammed Sulayman Childhood Studies BA(Hons) “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I finished school and so took on an apprenticeship in plumbing at Bradford College. I very quickly realised that this wasn’t for me. At the same time I was also helping out at a local Youth and Community Centre – helping set it up and running some of the activities – I really loved this. “My involvement with the Centre, a family tragedy and not enjoying my apprenticeship made me think hard about what I wanted to do next.

The Childhood Studies course was the perfect choice as I wasn’t sure in which direction I wanted to take my future teaching career. The reward I got from volunteering and working with young people was really obvious so teaching was the natural choice. “A mentor at the Centre helped me with my application to university. The Childhood Studies course was the perfect choice as I wasn’t sure in which direction I wanted to take my future teaching career. Since starting the course I’ve met such amazing people – the tutors here are so friendly and I’ve learnt so much. “My future plans are to achieve a 2:1 or higher, and study for my PGCE – but first I’ll need to decide where my teaching career lies.”

To hear Muhammed talk about his student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

Bringing real-life experiences into the classroom

Amanda Crow Senior Lecturer, Early Years

“I’ve always been passionate about the development of children – seeing each child as an individual as well as part of their own family network – so, after working for 30 years in nurseries, children’s centres and on community projects my move into teaching seemed like a natural progression. The skills and knowledge I’ve gained throughout my career absolutely influence my teaching. It means that I bring real-life experiences to lectures and seminars. The importance of working with children, their parents and nursery practitioners is also the focus for my doctoral research and I’m able to share with students the importance of combining research, theory and practice; all essential skills that early years practitioners need to improve outcomes for the children they support.

I’m lucky enough to work with an extremely knowledgeable Early Years team. We’ve just celebrated the publication of our new book entitled ‘Work-based practice in the Early Years – a guide for students’, which underpins the majority of our teaching here at Huddersfield. “Having a positive placement experience is as important as achieving academically. As placement tutor, supporting students to get the most out of their placements is another really satisfying part of my role. “I’m lucky enough to work with an extremely knowledgeable Early Years team. We’ve just celebrated the publication of our new book entitled ‘Work-based practice in the Early Years – a guide for students’, which underpins the majority of our teaching here at Huddersfield. As part of my wider role I’ve also attended meetings on the future of family services in Westminster and presented at conferences in the UK, Finland and China. “The highlight of the job for me is seeing my students flourish in both their academic abilities and developing the skills to be confident early years practitioners.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Our course codes You have to enter the code for the course you want to study on your application form. You can find our course codes on each of the course pages in this brochure, or on the UCAS website. By the way, the institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60. Applying for part-time courses Please apply online at halo.hud.ac.uk/applicationform or simply contact us direct.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 478249 Email. sepd@hud.ac.uk eduhuduni @eduhuduni eduhuduni

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at courses.hud.ac.uk

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Education, Childhood and Early Years 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Education, Childhood and Early Years at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Education, Childhood and Early Years 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Education, Childhood and Early Years at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)