Childhood Studies graduate destinations
The motivation behind many students' decision to undertake a Childhood Studies degree is a desire to work with children and it is clear many are successful in this field.
Data obtained from
- Single and joint honours Childhood Studies courses (BSc and MSci)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 10 UK graduates from 2017/18; this is a response rate of 50.0%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Paid work for an employer||50%|
|Running my own business||0%|
|Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio||20%|
|Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer||0%|
|Engaged in a course of study, training or research||0%|
|Taking time out to travel||20%|
|Caring for someone||0%|
|Unemployed and looking for work||0%|
|Doing something else||0%|
The course provides graduates with a broad range of other skills such as communication and team working, both of which are extremely attractive to a wide range of graduate recruiters. Some graduates may choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
General secondary education
Child day-care activities
|Other sectors (3 sectors)||4|
Employers and occupations
Careers followed include teaching, as well as other welfare related occupations.
Examples of employers
- Riviera Education
- Cambridge Academy Trust
- All Saints CEP School
- Daisy Chain
Examples of occupations
- Deputy Play Manager
- Early Years Practitioner
- Social Work Assistant
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