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Early Childhood 

The Open University UK

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24 months
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6192 GBP/year
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About

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 Early Childhood diploma from The Open University UK could be of interest to you. 

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Overview

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. In this Early Childhood diploma from The Open University UK , you'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in early childhood. It will help prepare you further study and gives you a foundation for careers working with young children and their families across all sectors.

Key features of the course

  • Takes a holistic approach to understanding early childhood in diverse contexts
  • 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
  • Enhances employability and provides a solid foundation for further study

Skills for career development

This diploma of higher education is designed to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and effective workforce and to integrated coherent services for young children and their families. In addition to specialist knowledge and understanding of early childhood, you’ll also develop a range of key communication, IT, numeracy, analytical, critical thinking and time management skills – all attributes that are highly valued by employers across all sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Listening to young children: critical reflections
  • Exploring childhood and youth 
  • Developing subject knowledge for the primary years 
  • Making a difference: working with children and young people
  • Psychology of childhood and youth 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

It is not possible to register for this qualification at the moment. We expect to open for registrations in March.

Language

English
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5.5
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Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
  • You do not need to be working with young children in order to study this qualification; however to enhance your learning in core practice-focused modules, it is strongly recommended that students gain direct experience with young children (birth to 7 years, 11 months). 
  • Students not working with young children (employed or in a voluntary capacity) will need to negotiate opportunities to gain such practical experience. It is your responsibility and that of your employer – not the OU’s - to ensure the necessary Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (or equivalent if not working in England) required for the setting and country in which you’re working is obtained and that you meet the ‘fit person’ criteria for work with young children. If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, or to find out more, contact the relevant agency in your country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

At current prices, the total cost of your qualification would be £12,384

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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