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Childhood and Youth Studies 

The Open University UK

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6192 GBP/year
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Interested in how social, cultural and psychological influences impact on the lives of children and young people? This engaging and wide-ranging interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Studies certificate at The Open University UK is for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field.

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Overview

You’ll investigate policies, practices and issues affecting the lives of children and young people across a range of settings – developing your knowledge, your analytical skills and improving your practice.

Key features of the Childhood and Youth Studies certificate at The Open University UK

  • Spans the entire childhood age range from early years to youth
  • Topics include child development and child psychology, international childhoods, learning and development
  • Explores children and young people’s lives from different perspectives alongside students studying and working in different settings
  • Relevant to a wide range of careers in childcare, education, health and social care

Career relevance

A certificate in childhood and youth studies gives you skills and knowledge relevant to many careers in childcare, health, education, working with families, playwork, or working with young people. It will develop your understanding of research, practices and policies that affect children, and introduce you to many new aspects of the subject – helping you make informed choices about future career paths. 

This certificate is not a professional qualification, so many of our graduates choose to undertake further/additional training before progressing to employment in specialist fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Exploring perspectives on young children's lives and learning 
  • Investigating psychology 
  • Learning and teaching in the primary years 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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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Credits

120 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.
However, two of the Stage 1 option modules do have requirements:
  • Learning and teaching in the primary years (E103) – you’ll need to observe practice in a formal educational setting for children aged 3–12
  • Exploring perspectives on young children’s lives and learning (E109) – you’ll need practice experience in a setting for children aged 0–7

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

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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