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This course has been revalidated and our new course is BA (Hons) Childhood Development and Playwork. Please click <a href="https://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/childhooddev_playwork/">HERE</a> for more information.

BA (Hons)
Playwork

Undergraduate course
Social Sciences & Psychology

Create the ideas and environments to make child's play more engaging and investigate how adults affect a child's growth and development

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
This course has been revalidated and our new course is BA (Hons) Childhood Development and Playwork. Please click HERE for more information.

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Entry Requirements
240 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 240 points required. (Minimum 160 points from 2 A levels or equivalent awards (excluding General Studies)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: You should normally have experience of working with children in a playwork or childcare environment in either a paid or voluntary capacity. GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Level 6 Entry: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent professional award in the cognate subject of Playwork. Interviews: We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. Enhanced Criminal History Check Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:240 points required. (Minimum 160 points from 2 A levels or equivalent awards (excluding General Studies)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: You should normally have experience of working with children in a playwork or childcare environment in either a paid or voluntary capacity. GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Level 6 Entry: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent professional award in the cognate subject of Playwork. Interviews: We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further interview details. Enhanced Criminal History Check Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

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James Knapp
Recovery Worker, CRI in Harrogate

BA (Hons) Social Work

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“From values and ethics to more practical things like assessing and care planning, my degree prepared me for any field of social care. I was able to hit the ground running and make confident decisions that help improve people's lives.

MODULES & LEARNING

Experiential Larning: Objectives & Efficacy

Experiential Learning: Practice & Employability

Play & Playwork - Practice & Provision

Creative Playwork

Experiential Learning: Preparation & Reflection

Childhood & Society - The Nature & Meaning of Childhood

Experiential Learning: Critical Reflexivity

Experiential Learning: Professional Development

Play & Playwork: Principles, Policies & Practice

Childhood & Society, Rights & Participation

Experiential Learning: Organisational Development

Developing Through Play

Play Development & Management

Training the Trainer

Independent Study

Play Environments

Playwork Dissertation

Play & Playwork: Working Together

Childhood & Society - Playwork and the Wider Professional Context

Independent Study 2

Training the Trainer 2

Play Development & Management 2

Developing Through Play 2

Play Environments 2

Therapeutic Playwork

During years one and two you will take part in experiential learning placements. You will learn from your own experiences, enhancing and improving your employability skills and creating networks within a professional environment. Placements take place across a variety of settings such as out of school clubs, children's farms, adventure playgrounds, hospitals or prison visiting rooms. You will have the opportunity to do your second year placement overseas in countries including Ghana, the USA and China.

All of our tutors are experienced and practising playworkers and you will be assessed through ongoing course work without the need to sit an exam.

  • Professor John Craig
    Professor John Craig Professor John Craig
    Dean of School

    The School of Social Sciences undertakes high quality research and teaching in the disciplines of Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Speech and Languages Sciences, and Politics and International Relations. We have a strong commitment to research led teaching and supporting the development of our students as critical, creative and capable individuals, able to contribute to society as active and enterprising citizens and pursue successful careers.

    Professor John Craig joined Leeds Beckett University as Head of School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences in August 2015. He is a political scientist, with a strong research and applied interest in teaching and learning.

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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