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Childhood and Youth Studies, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies from The Open University UK is designed for graduates from any discipline with a professional or personal interest in childhood and youth studies who wish to deepen their understanding of children’s lives and develop critical analysis skills.
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Overview

Key features of the course

  • Suitable if you already work with children and young people, or hope to do so
  • Explores diverse perspectives on childhood and youth and strategies designed to promote their welfare
  • Examines the links between theory and practice, with a strong emphasis on your own context.

This certificate is the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and finally a masters degree. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme.

Career relevance

This Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth qualification from The Open University UK will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest in exploring different aspects of children and young people’s worlds. 

It is aimed at those who are graduates and seeking to advance academically and professionally, as well as those with a related degree but not currently working with children and young people. It also enables those with a related degree but not currently working with children and young people to move into the profession and will help those people considering a move between professions within the sector. 

The content of the qualification will be particularly relevant to graduates working with children or young people, for example in early years provision, education, social work, nursing, healthcare, youth work, youth justice or the voluntary sector.

Programme Structure

Compulsory module:
  • Children and young people’s worlds

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • You must have a bachelors degree from a UK University (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant.
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3240 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3240 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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