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Education, Development and Society

This top-up year will enhance your understanding of the psychological and sociological factors that impact upon education and development.

Students completing this programme may be able to progress successfully on to a range of higher level study programmes, including Master’s qualifications in Psychology, Social Work and PGCE (Primary and Tertiary). You may also be able to progress to working within teaching roles, management roles, family liaison and welfare roles, as well as safeguarding roles within local authorities and within the police.

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What will I learn?

Ucas Code: 120Z

Award: BA (Hons) awarded by University of Plymouth

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Careers & Employability

The course will prepare you for professional practice in a number of fields, offering you a diverse array of employment opportunities upon completion.

Potential Job Roles

“During my career I have gained a broad range of skills relating to early years education and childcare, and I can now pass that knowledge on to new learners. It’s fantastic to support learners in achieving their goals and helping them find employment in this rewarding industry.”Stefanie Crinks

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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