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International Foundation Programme - Childhood and Youth Studies

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one-year academic programme designed to prepare you for undergraduate study in the UK.

Key information

Course code: INT416 Course type: International Foundation Programme, Full-time, International Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: A minimum English level of B2 IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in writing). Completed 12 years of education and received good results in exams in your chosen subject, equivalent to GCSE Maths grade D.. End qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Education Studies Level 3 Awarding body: Laser Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £7500 Assessment: Essays, structured questions, group presentations, practical skills and write-up, internal exams, independent research project.

Course aims and areas

The Childhood and Youth Studies Programme is ideal if you are interested in teaching or social work.

This programme provides academic preparation for first year entry into university and will enable you to meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme.

If you are interested in education or you would like to train to work with children and young people in teaching, social work or a related occupation, this course is ideal for you.

On this course you will look at the development of young people from psychological and sociological perspectives and consider the role of education in this process.

Course Units

  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Psychology of Early Socialisation
  • Psychology of Education
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Development of Education
  • Practical Teaching Skills
  • Independent Research Project
  • Work Experience in an Organisation
  • Academic support
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • ICT for Academic Study
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology

Why the MET?

  • Experienced subject tutors specialised in working with learners on Access and pathway courses
  • Accepted entry qualification for Higher Education
  • Over 90% of our students had sufficient grades to enter the course of their first choice in UCAS application.
  • Total Immersion in UK college environment
  • All subject lessons are in the main college learning with UK students
  • Multinational English and academic support classes
  • Full access to college facilities: library and computer centre, canteen and free gym
  • Dedicated international team providing support and advice

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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Potential Careers

Primary or nursery education teaching professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Maintains records of students' progress and development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

209 Available opportunities -2.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,019

AVERAGE £40,346

POTENTIAL £59,105

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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Year 2 Class Teacher, Immediate - Hackney Company: Academics Location: East London
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Special needs education teaching professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.
  • Assesses students' abilities, identifies students' needs and devises curriculum and rota of teaching duties accordingly.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Updates and maintains students' records to monitor development and progress.
  • Discusses students' progress with parents and other teaching professionals.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

38 Available opportunities 0.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £22,932

AVERAGE £39,468

POTENTIAL £59,417

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Current Vacancies on Indeed

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SENCO & Learning Support Teacher Company: Term Time Teachers Ltd Location: East Sussex
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SENCO & Learning Support Teacher Company: Michael Hall School Location: Forest Row RH18
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SEN Teacher Company: Tradewind Recruitment Location: London
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Nursery nurse or assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Bathes, dresses, prepares food for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Writes reports on children's development and maintains awareness of health and safety issues.
  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

2661 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,377

AVERAGE £15,425

POTENTIAL £21,255

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Unqualified Nursery Assistant - 25.5 Hours Per Week Company: Treetops Nurseries Ltd Location: London
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Unqualified Nursery Assistant Company: Treetops Nurseries Ltd Location: London
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Level 2 qualified Nursery Nurse/Nursery Practitioner Company: Treetops Nurseries Ltd Location: London
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Level 3 Qualified Nursery Nurse/Practitioner Company: Treetops Nurseries Ltd Location: Ealing
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Childminder or related occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists children to wash and dress.
  • Changes babies' nappies and clothes as necessary and made up bottles.
  • Plans, prepares and serves children's meals and supervises children during meals.
  • Mends, washes and irons children's clothes and tidies their rooms.
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children's indoor and outdoor play activities to promote their development.
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
  • Takes older children to and from school.
  • Maintains appropriate records of children's development.
  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1403 Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,884

AVERAGE £16,926

POTENTIAL £23,439

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Search for Babysitter in London for 1 child, for after school Company: Elodie E Location: London E17
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Early Years Educator Company: Childrens Links Location: Hook
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4 days a week nanny (Crouch End N8) Company: Happy Families Nannies Location: Crouch End
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Nanny/PA/Cook Company: Occasional & Permanent Nannies Location: Battersea
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