Your first year of study incorporates a range of modules which form the link between what you may have studied previously and the second year of the degree. You will learn how to support the wellbeing, learning and development of children by studying modules covering play and its relationship to learning, safeguarding and child protection, child development and health safety and care routines. These modules are designed to build on familiar knowledge and prepare you for future study and positive achievement in your placement. To enhance your success on placement at the end of the year you will take part in a range of activities specifically designed as professional preparation for the work experience.
Your second year will allow you build on your learning, extending your knowledge, skills and abilities and explore your own ideas and thoughts on the topics. You will learn how to design your own research in preparation for your final project in your final year. There will be a second opportunity to undertake a professional placement, build your practice and team-working skills. You will be encouraged to reflect on your experiences and aptitudes and at this point we offer you the opportunity to explore your career choices with our support and advice.
The focus of your final year of study is pulling together the knowledge and skills gained over the previous two years about society, diversity, children, families and education. You are encouraged to advance further as a confident and critical thinker who is ready to take their place in the world of work. Final year modules have been designed for you to explore your own thoughts about what you have learned and includes study of Special Educational Needs, Leadership and Multi-agency working. You will have a unique experience of studying sociology with the opportunity to produce your own creative assessment. You will have first-hand experience as a researcher as you develop your project proposal from the previous year.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: