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Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies

Open University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This certificate is 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.

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.

Career relevance

This qualification 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.

Application deadline

03 March 2022, 08 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 3,410per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Open University

  • Campus address

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

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