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Which degree is better and what are the different job prospects for both?
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They're both very similar in terms of job prospects. You can land roles in teaching, mentoring, as a youth worker, a social worker, a SENCo, a Family Support worker or as an Education consultant. I wouldn't necessarily say one is better than the other, it's more the matter of where you would like to work when you've graduated. If you do Early Years, you're more likely to land teaching jobs in EYFS/KS1, as this is the main age group that you'll be doing your research and reading around. You will also be better suited to teaching that age group. You could also get jobs in Play therapy with this degree. Education Studies tends to focus more on the theoretical side of Education, so you could be more likely land roles as an Education consultant or an Education administer.

As I said earlier, one isn't necessarily 'better' than the other as it's the matter of personal preference, and the age group that you would prefer to work with following graduation. Hope this helps
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They're both very similar in terms of job prospects. You can land roles in teaching, mentoring, as a youth worker, a social worker, a SENCo, a Family Support worker or as an Education consultant. I wouldn't necessarily say one is better than the other, it's more the matter of where you would like to work when you've graduated. If you do Early Years, you're more likely to land teaching jobs in EYFS/KS1, as this is the main age group that you'll be doing your research and reading around. You will also be better suited to teaching that age group. You could also get jobs in Play therapy with this degree. Education Studies tends to focus more on the theoretical side of Education, so you could be more likely land roles as an Education consultant or an Education administer.

As I said earlier, one isn't necessarily 'better' than the other as it's the matter of personal preference, and the age group that you would prefer to work with following graduation. Hope this helps
Thank you made it very clear and understandable for me 🖤
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If you want to be a teacher then an education degree with QTS is what you need, but if you want to keep your options open and maybe work in special needs, or as a speech and language therapist, social worker etc then a childhood studies degree is better.
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If you want to be a teacher then an education degree with QTS is what you need, but if you want to keep your options open and maybe work in special needs, or as a speech and language therapist, social worker etc then a childhood studies degree is better.
I have another question, if I do any degree such as a working with children, families and young people degree. Then do a PGCE could I become a primary teacher?
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I have another question, if I do any degree such as a working with children, families and young people degree. Then do a PGCE could I become a primary teacher?
Yes, you could. You could also do a degree in Primary Education with QTS if you prefer
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I have another question, if I do any degree such as a working with children, families and young people degree. Then do a PGCE could I become a primary teacher?
Yes, but the only thing is that it will take an extra year, but lots of people do it. Some unis guarantee you an interview for the PGCE course if you've already done a Childhood Studies course with them. So if you're unsure if you want to teach or not, a Childhood Studies is a better option as you're not closing the door on teaching
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Yes, but the only thing is that it will take an extra year, but lots of people do it. Some unis guarantee you an interview for the PGCE course if you've already done a Childhood Studies course with them. So if you're unsure if you want to teach or not, a Childhood Studies is a better option as you're not closing the door on teaching
So with this degree (working with children young people and families) and then a PGCE would allow me to teach ? Just to clarify
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So with this degree (working with children young people and families) and then a PGCE would allow me to teach ? Just to clarify
Yes, you can become a primary teacher by doing any degree followed by a PGCE.
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