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Do you love helping and working with children? Then here is a career path that will give you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children and future generations. An early years and childhood studies degree course at the University of Bolton will help you kick-start a fulfilling career in this field. As the number one university in the North West for student satisfaction according to The Complete University Guide 2020, you can join us and be assured of a supportive and student-friendly environment. The course is perfect for new entrants as well as existing workers who wish to gain a formal qualification in this ever-evolving subject area.
Combining theory and practice, we have structured our course to help you develop relevant practical skills that can be applied in real-life situations. You will also be able to expand your professional network through beneficial placement opportunities that will be facilitated by our strong industry connections.
Students have access to a variety of essential facilities like:
Early years base room
Social Learning Zone
Group study rooms
Unlimited access to IT facilities
Dedicated computer rooms
Student Hub for academic and pastoral support
The aim of our undergraduate childhood studies degree is to create practitioners that have the knowledge and skills needed to work across various professions in the early years' sector. Here are some of the course highlights:
Emphasis on both academic and vocational training, enabling you to transfer your acquired knowledge into the ever-changing early years work environment
Workplace experience will be an integral part of the programme and will be fully supported by a placement tutor who will observe your practice and endorse your professional development
Strong partnerships with local employers will lead to enrichment activities in the curriculum, and will also include guest lectures from professionals
Our early years and childhood studies courses are part of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Bolton.
Some of the career prospects that will be open to you after studying these courses are (please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry):
Early years teacher
Youth and social worker
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team are here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and wellbeing, disability support or anything else you may need.