Undergraduate Education and Childhood Studies Degrees

Our Education degrees prepare you for work with learners of all ages and situations.

No matter which degree you choose, you'll combine theory and work experience to develop skills needed for teaching and beyond.

Education will give you access to a variety of work placements. Here you'll learn how to make a valuable education team contribution. You'll also cover areas like safeguarding which will help qualify you to work in child protection.

Early Childhood Studies will prepare you to work with children aged from birth to 8 years old. You'll have a holistic approach to understanding early childhood, relating appropriate theory to practice. This is vital if you wish to progress to Early Years Practitioner Status.

On any of our Education and Childhood Studies Degrees you'll learn from professionals with direct experience. You'll also hear specialist guest speakers discuss different roles in employment. You'll learn through interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials, projects, group work and study placements.


What our staff and students say

The Early Childhood Studies degree has given me the understanding of underpinning theories. The rewards are just immense - to be able to assist young children and be seen as a positive role model is everything to me.

Jonathan Brown - Nursery Manager

Studying Early Childhood studies has opened many different doors and opportunities for me. After graduating I've been offered a job as a Senior Early Years Practitioner in a Montessori Nursery in London.

Evelina Jakutonyte - Early Childhood Studies

We'll work alongside you in supporting your understanding and skills so that you can apply these to the sectors of education to ensure that you can empower future generations.

Jim Pugh - Head of School of Education


Whether you're studying Education or Early Childhood Studies you'll have the facilities that put in an authentic industry environment.

School Setting

Trainees see a broad picture of schools that is not limited to a single school giving you a vast range of experience in differing school settings.


We have a wide outreach into some 50 plus high performing schools within the local area and in Birmingham, the Black Country, Shropshire, Manchester, Derbyshire and beyond.

Take a 360 look at our Education Facilities


Our Education and Childhood degrees offer access to a wide variety of career and academic options.

You'll gain the insight and experiences to hit the ground running including visits to specialist centres and organisations, child based learning and external trips to build team and leadership skills.

You may progress to work within family and children centres, care support, educational administration and management, play work or learning support. Alternatively, you may enter teaching through PGCE, Schools Direct and Schools Direct Salaried routes.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Academies
  • Museums
  • Youth Services
  • Social Services
  • Armed Forces
  • Children Centres
  • Art Galleries
  • Young Offender Support
  • Care Support
  • Training Organisations

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students.

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be a broader experience. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

Our network of schools will support you in getting excellence core initial teacher training. Our PGCE awards are also designed to house our trainees in placements every week. But we ensure you'll form supportive bonds with peers and the degree leaders. You'll achieve this through a weekly subject specialist group meeting.

Placement Opportunities:

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Early years settings
  • NGOs
  • Private training organisations
  • Local Councils
  • Armed Forces
  • Prison Service
  • Local Authorities