Access To Higher Education Diploma - Childhood and Youth Studies Level 3
This course will help you pursue a career in childhood and youth studies, leading to further education and work in education and childcare.
Course aims and areasThis course is for people who are interested in working with children or young people in either an educational or welfare setting in professions such as teachers, social workers, or career guidance.
The course will look at the development of young people from psychological and sociological perspectives and consider the role of education in this process.
- 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
- ICT for academic study
- Critical thinking skills
- Research skills
- Introduction to sociology
- Introduction to psychology
Why the MET?
This is a one year part time course with excellent preparation for university.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.
Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.
Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.
The course requires you to carry out a voluntary or paid placement at a school or relevant organisation for a minimum of 20 days.
Many students stay at their placement for the duration of the course as they find it is a practical way of learning which enhances their theoretical studies.
The qualification is an accepted entrance qualification to higher education and is suitable for those who are interested in a teaching career or education related career such as educational administration and management, educational welfare, social work, counselling and career guidance.
It can also lead to many other graduate occupations available to those with a humanities qualification.
If you are intending to apply for primary teacher training you will also need a GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grade A-C. Please note these grades are currently under review and may be upgraded by the government.
All applicants for teacher training courses at university will also have to pass a professional skills test in literacy and numeracy which is part of the application process, and you must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the degree course.
- Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
- Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
- Library and computing facilities
- Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
- Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
- A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value
It is essential that you do some reading in preparation for your course on both educational and welfare issues in the press and media.It is also essential to research universities prior to starting the course to help with your university application which takes place in the first term.
You need to do a minimum period of five-six weeks, two hours a week, in a school or other relevant organisation to be able to complete the work experience unit. This must be carried out in your own time.
If you intend to apply for initial teacher training courses or social work it is advisable to start work experience as soon as possible as the universities usually require you to have completed at least four weeks in a school (20 working days) as part of their entry requirements.
alumni Views Lisa Abbott
“Lisa started on our Pre Access course and gained her GCSEs alongside prior to studying on the Access programme. She was Awarded the prize for Outstanding Commitment to study from the awarding body, Laser.”