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Hi, looking for a bit of advice. I recently graduated with a BSc (hons) in Psychology and looking at postgraduate study. I want to work with children and young people so I am exploring my options. My issue is, I have 2 children and work so I am restricted to where I can study. Looking at different pathways people have taken since graduating? I live in Aberdeen, Scotland
Original post by Lisajane36
Hi, looking for a bit of advice. I recently graduated with a BSc (hons) in Psychology and looking at postgraduate study. I want to work with children and young people so I am exploring my options. My issue is, I have 2 children and work so I am restricted to where I can study. Looking at different pathways people have taken since graduating? I live in Aberdeen, Scotland
Hi, this is the University of Aberdeen rep account. Since you're based in Aberdeen I thought I'd come in with some of the options we have available.

For some of the Postgraduate courses related to working with children you can look here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/?q=children&view=detailed
And we have this Early Years course also. Many of these courses involve more about the theory and practice behind working with young people than hands on teaching but can certainly be used to progress towards a career in a learning environment: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/954/early-years/

Depending on what age group you're interested in and if you would like to go into classroom teaching, there are also the PGDE courses in Primary or Secondary education. These courses last for one year and include classroom teaching and placements at schools, it's a bit full on to take that all in in a year but it's limited to a few days a week I believe so not full time: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/?q=pgde&view=detailed
There's also this Childhood Practice Undergraduate course but this is mainly to be completed if you are already working in an environment with young people: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/degree-programmes/982/childhood-practice/

I hope this helps provide a bit of information on what we have available and do let me know if you have any questions about them! All the best in finding the option that's right for you.

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
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Original post by UoA Enquiry Team
Hi, this is the University of Aberdeen rep account. Since you're based in Aberdeen I thought I'd come in with some of the options we have available.
For some of the Postgraduate courses related to working with children you can look here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/?q=children&view=detailed
And we have this Early Years course also. Many of these courses involve more about the theory and practice behind working with young people than hands on teaching but can certainly be used to progress towards a career in a learning environment: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/954/early-years/
Depending on what age group you're interested in and if you would like to go into classroom teaching, there are also the PGDE courses in Primary or Secondary education. These courses last for one year and include classroom teaching and placements at schools, it's a bit full on to take that all in in a year but it's limited to a few days a week I believe so not full time: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/?q=pgde&view=detailed
There's also this Childhood Practice Undergraduate course but this is mainly to be completed if you are already working in an environment with young people: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/degree-programmes/982/childhood-practice/
I hope this helps provide a bit of information on what we have available and do let me know if you have any questions about them! All the best in finding the option that's right for you.
- Matthew, Enquiry Team

This has been really helpful thank you. Am I able to discuss this over the phone with someone from the university? I did have a look on the website but wasn’t sure who would be best to direct my queries to? Thanks again,

Lisa
Original post by Lisajane36
This has been really helpful thank you. Am I able to discuss this over the phone with someone from the university? I did have a look on the website but wasn’t sure who would be best to direct my queries to? Thanks again,
Lisa
So it depends on what it is you would like to discuss really. If it's general questions about the uni and applying then you can get in contact with the enquiry team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01224 272090. Although I should say that we're unfortunately not able to monitor the phones this week due to folk being off on holiday, if you give us an email with your questions and a phone number we'll be able to give you a call back!
If your questions are about what course would be the best path for you to get into a certain career, then getting in touch with [email protected] would be the best thing to do. If you can let them know what sort of work it is you are aiming to become qualified for they'll be able to advise a bit more on what course is right for you, and you can include your phone number there too if you'd like them to call you back.

I hope this helps! Just let us know if you have any more questions.

- Matthew, Enquiry Team

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