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Find the childhood youth studies and education course for you

You have the potential to help shape the lives of the next generation – and we've got the course to start your journey

What can you do with a Childhood, Youth Studies or Education degree?

A Childhood, Youth Studies and Education degree is your opportunity to study how young people learn, grow and develop, and the perfect preparation for a teaching career, or for jobs within education psychology, social work and specialist services supporting families.

And whether you have experience in childcare and education or are just starting out, our Childhood, Youth Studies and Education degrees can help you gain the knowledge and expertise you need to play your part in shaping how children and young people make sense of the world.

You'll also learn transferable skills – such as communication and problem-solving – that are highly-sought after across many other industries, and many of our previous students have graduated into related jobs such as personal tutoring and counselling.

4 reasons to study Childhood, Youth Studies and Education with us

  • We've been training teachers for decades through some of the best rated courses in the country. Our Primary route into teacher training is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
  • Depending on the type of teaching you want to get into, we offer different routes to Qualified Teacher Status and courses to suit your situation – whether you're already teaching, just finished college, or want to study alongside your job.
  • We work closely with Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance (PTSA) to support School Direct Primary teacher training, both in the city and on the Isle of Wight – with an impressive 100% employment record over the past 5 years.
  • We have many links with local schools to help you find a perfect placement or role. Over 90% of our PGCE students become full-time Primary school teachers.
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I went on to study for my PGCE and my degree equipped me for this really well. I was lucky enough to go on to land a job teaching Year One in an amazing school!

Abigail Evans, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

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