You’ll have the opportunity to develop your subject expertise by exploring contemporary issues in the care, education, health and welfare of young children and their families. In the context of your own professional practice, you’ll evaluate current debates, government strategies and initiatives.
Applying theory to practice, you’ll undertake a range of work-based activities, including workplace analysis of the practices and models of management, teamwork, children’s learning and experience. You’ll develop an understanding of the key issues related to ethical practice, as well as learning how to reflect critically on workplace practices in a professional fashion.
You’ll receive extensive support throughout your studies, starting with a specially designed induction programme. We also encourage you to identify a workplace mentor who could support you with your studies and research.
You can complete this Professional Practice degree full-time or part-time alongside existing work commitments. If you study full-time, your degree will last one year and you’ll attend one full day per week. If you study part-time, your degree will last two years and you’ll attend half a day per week (mornings in the first year and afternoons in the second year).