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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

Our courses in childhood, youth studies and education are for you if you're interested in helping shape how children and young people learn, grow and make sense of the world.

Studying this subject area will set you up for a teaching career and other professions that deal with children and youth such as education psychology, social work and other specialist services supporting families. Whether you have experience in childcare and education or are just starting out, we'll help you gain the knowledge and expertise to succeed.

Why study Childhood, Youth Studies and Education?

  • 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.
  • The skills you'll learn will help you in other careers that require abilities such as personal tutoring, counselling or making a difference in children, young people and families' lives.
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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