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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the country of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 - 2 Years

Course summary

If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to learn more about young children’s lives and experiences, this degree could be of interest to you. You’ll investigate early childhood from national and international perspectives with a focus on the central importance of children’s voices and the participatory nature of young children’s experiences. You’ll also gain an understanding of early childhood in diverse social, cultural and multi-disciplinary contexts.**Key features of the course**- Professionally and vocationally relevant across many early childhood contexts- Takes a holistic approach to understanding early childhood from a range of perspectives- Covers young children’s play and creativity within the context of the family and early childhood settings- Encourages critical understanding and reflection on contemporary issues and debates in early childhood- Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020. Please note: in England this course does not provide Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and in Scotland this course does not lead to SSSC registration in daycare of children’s services. GCSE requirements may affect eligibility. See the Careers section for further details.We also offer a Diploma of Higher Education in Early Childhood (W50) that is the same in structure as the first two-thirds of this degree; similarly, our Certificate of Higher Education in Early Childhood (T26) corresponds to the first third.

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Open University

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    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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