Course Details

BA (Hons) Education & Childhood
offered with Foundation year

Course Overview

In collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, UK Management College is thrilled to offer the BA (Hons) Education & Childhood with Foundation Year.

The foundation year included in this program provides a gateway for individuals who may not possess the standard qualifications or background, ensuring they can still embark on a BA (Hons) Education & Childhood with Foundation Year journey.

This program delves into the crucial period spanning from pre-birth to about eight years old, investigating the various elements and experiences that shape their initial stages of growth and development. By traversing through diverse fields such as psychology, education, health, sociology, law, and science, this course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of education and childhood, preparing graduates to advocate for children across a multitude of professional disciplines.

The curriculum also encapsulates an exploration of cultural distinctions in childhood development, offering learners the chance to understand the diverse perspectives. Moreover, practice-based scenarios are integrated within the course, providing a real-world glimpse into how professionals contribute to the development trajectory of children.

Our data reveals a promising prospect for graduates as 92% of the Education and Childhood with Foundation Year students found employment or pursued further studies within 15 months after completing their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023).

Qualification title: BA (Hons) Education & Childhood offered with Foundation year
Level: Undergraduate
Awarding body: Canterbury Christ Church University
Duration: 4 Years
Mode of study: Full Time
Delivery: Weekdays, Weekend, Evening
Intakes: January, May, September
Campus: Manchester
Tuition fees £9,250/Year
Apply Now


Year 0

During the foundation year, you'll study six core modules:

  • Communication and Academic Skills for HE
  • Introduction to Education and Lifelong Learning
  • The Big Question
  • The Digital Researcher
  • Exploring Development and Learning
  • Personal and Career Development

Year 1

The first year will introduce you to the key elements of Child Education through a diverse range of core modules:

  • How do Humans Think and Learn 1 Economics
  • What are Schools for?
  • Using Learning Theory in Special Educational Needs and Practice
  • Introduction to Research and Knowledge Construction
  • Social Justice and Pedagogy of Freedom
  • Children: Active, Playful, Thinkers

Year 2

In your second year, you will gain knowledge of how Child Education put into practice through the core modules.

  • Childhood Pathways: Stages, Influences and Ecology
  • Diverse Childhoods: Identity, Community, and Power
  • Working with Diversity: Knowing Me Knowing you
  • Exploring Research Methodologies and Methods
  • How we think and learn
  • Speech and Language Development

Year 3

In the final year, you'll adopt a more disciplinary perspective, developing your skills through the core modules.

  • Professionalism, Values and Ethics
  • Leading Education on The World Stage
  • Mental Health and Socio-emotional Well-being in Early Childhood
  • Cognition and Learning Difficulties
  • 5&6 Modules Specialist Dissertation

Entry Requirements

Qualification type Grades
A Levels DDE
Access Pass 45 Credits
International Baccalaureate TBC
Combinations Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 64 UCAS points minimum

At UKMC, our collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University ensures that our course adhere strictly to the academic standards set by the university, especially for the Education Department. We advise potential students to acquaint themselves with the detailed entry requirements set by the university to ensure a smooth admissions process.

It is imperative for Business School aspirants to hold a GCSE mathematics certification, with a minimum grade of C or its equivalent. For a comprehensive breakdown of the entry prerequisites and other relevant details, please visit the Canterbury Christ Church University's dedicated page.


The UK Management College, in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, offers a balanced teaching methodology for the “BA (Hons) Education and Childhood with Foundation Year” course, combining on-campus direct interactions with digital engagement activities. This blended learning modality is crafted to meet both the needs of our students and the specifics of your programmed.

A combination of lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops will be used to teach you. Each year, you'll be taught over two semesters, with three modules per semester. Depending on your module selections, you'll typically have around 12 contact hours per week, in addition to independent learning. The Communication and Academic Skills for HE program supports study on all of these subjects. In this approach, the foundational abilities discovered and honed in semester 1 are merged and strengthened in semester 2, with the necessary individualized guidance and mentoring offered all along. You should emerge from this process as a more independent, self-assured student prepared to start Level 4 degree-level coursework.

On top of that, in the final semester instruction includes individual supervision designed to help you with your "Individual Project." An extensive and in-depth research study on a topic of your choice within the subject of Childhood and Education Studies will serve as the foundation of your final-year project.

Consistently included will be practical work that enables you to express yourself intellectually within a variety of education and childhood disciplines, allowing you to build a diversity of abilities that are both unique to the education and applicable to all facets of teaching and learning. You can explore and deepen your grasp of the issues taught in lectures during seminars with smaller groups.

Our teaching ethos places the student at the core of the learning experience, fostering an environment conducive to questioning, discussion, debate, and the cultivation of reflective and critical learning strategies.



Your progress and achievement will be evaluated formally and informally at various points throughout the course, and assessed work will be graded in accordance with the level-appropriate quality standards and the specific module objectives.


Your academic work will be formally assessed at the end of each module through assignment submissions. These are not just essay assignments, as we employ a variety of strategies to alter the manner in which you can display your learning, such as individual presentations, posters, e-portfolios, resource design, and case studies.

It's significant to recognize that the goal is to test your knowledge of childhood and education sciences. Before you complete the official assessments that contribute towards your final grade, the course provides you with opportunities for formative feedback that will enhance your progress and knowledge informally.

Each module has been meticulously designed to ensure that every aspect of your learning, from taught sessions and academic direction activities to work-based tasks and independent study, provides you with the content, arguments, and skills you need to meet the module objectives and demonstrate them in the assignment.

The type of assessment you receive is determined by the modules you take. This combination is designed to increase individual knowledge and skills in applying theory and best practices to real – world situations.

Each module concludes with a formal or ‘summative' assessment. Coursework evaluations such as reflections, essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, and project reports are examples of assessment methodologies. Formal evaluation grades count toward your module grade. There are either one or two components to an assignment for each module (amounting to 100% of the whole module assignment).

You will receive written feedback on all formal evaluations and spoken input on any informal assessments. Feedback is provided to assist you in learning, and you are invited to share it with your module tutor.

Future Career

The degree presented by UK Management College (UKMC), in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, is a gateway to employment in the childhood years sector, furnishing you with a multitude of transferable skills designed to boost your employability and broaden your work prospects in a variety of areas.

It is our intention that our graduates thrive in diverse careers spanning education, health, social care, research, policy, and charity-based settings, both locally and internationally. Moreover, you will be well-prepared to venture into postgraduate or engage in further professional training.

Contact Us

Looking to learn more ? Talk with our team.

Our team is ready to br help! Discover our contact details and reach out to
us for any inquiries you may have.

Reach Out to Us for Your

Phone: +44 (0)161 478 0015