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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Childhood and Youth Studies

The Open University UK

12 months
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3410 GBP/year
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About

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.

Visit the official programme website for more information

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 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.

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3410 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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