Childhood Studies (2nd Year Entry)

Course details


Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire



Start Date

September 2020


BA (Hons)

About the course

Build a career in childhood services with UWS’s BA (Hons) Childhood Studies programme.

Throughout this programme you will gain an understanding of the issues related to early childhood and services for children and families. You will learn about the values underpinning children’s services, and the importance of working in partnership with professionals from a range of disciplines. You will consider issues relating to management and leadership of early learning and childcare services.

To develop your practical knowledge, you’ll have the chance to complete two three-week blocks of work-basedexperienceeachyear. InYear3you will have the option to complete placement in an international setting (currently available in Italy, Spain and Germany).

  • This programme offers the opportunity to build a career supporting children and their families in a variety of environments.
  • This programme will deepen your understanding of issues related to early childhood and services for children and families.
  • Guest lectures from multi-agency professionals will increase your understanding of broader aspects relating to work within the early years sector.NB: Students will be required to join Disclosure Scotland’s Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme – see

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:

Scotland & EU/EEA

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Closed
  • Year 3: Closed

England, Wales & Northern Ireland

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

International (non-EU)

  • Year 1: Closed
  • Year 2: Open
  • Year 3: Open

Entry Requirements

  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Childhood Practice or Early Education and Childcare or Childcare and Education
  • SVQ Level 3: Social Services (Children & Young People) – considered on an individual basis and application must be accompanied by APEL claim
  • Applicants who do not meet the entry criteria but hold similar childcare qualifications together with relevant work experience are encouraged to contact us for advice on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry to the course.
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Childhood Practice or Early Education & Childcare or Childcare & Education

Clearing Guide

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Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students, including tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

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Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)


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Contact our Clearing Team today 

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We’re here to answer whatever questions you may have to help make the Clearing process as simple and stress-free as possible. Lines are open between 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday, with extended opening hours on the dates listed below: 

  • Tuesday 4 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Wednesday 5 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Thursday 6 August – 8.30am-6pm 
  • Friday 7th August – 8.30am-6pm 

Opening times will return to 8.45am-4.45pm from Monday 10 August. 

Our lines may be busier at certain times and we thank you for your patience in advance. Rest assured that our advisors will do everything they possibly can to answer your call as quickly as possible in order to guide you through the Clearing process.

Guide to clearing

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