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.
This Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies 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.
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Programme StructureCompulsory 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
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesChildhood Studies View 7 other Masters in Childhood Studies in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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).
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International3410 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3410 GBP per year during 12 months.
National3410 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3410 GBP per year during 12 months.
The total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study. With us, you pay for your modules as you study them, rather than the whole qualification up front.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.