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Children and Families

The Open University UK

12 months
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6336 GBP/year
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About

This Children and Families certificate at The Open University UK is ideal if you want to develop your interest in health and social care in the area of working with children, young people and families. It’s especially suited if you’re directly engaged in this area (or hope to be) as a paid or unpaid worker or carer.

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Overview

This Children and Families certificate at The Open University UK  will introduce you to key issues relating to the welfare of children and young people, including how health and social care services and practices are organised.

Key features of the Higher Education in Children and Families certificate at The Open University UK 

  • Investigates key issues and debates about childhood, child development, child psychology and children’s rights
  • Helps you apply your knowledge and understanding to your own life or work environment
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study

Skills for career development

During your studies you will develop skills of communication, information seeking, analysis, evaluation and knowledge that can be applied to practice in a wide range of settings with children and families. These skills are also highly valued in the world beyond health and social care.

Career relevance

This qualification is applicable to work in a wide variety of health and social care settings, and has been developed in response to feedback from employers and prospective students.

Programme Structure

You’ll start with a broad, general introduction to the experience of giving and receiving care before focusing on interdisciplinary childhood studies – developing your understanding of the fundamentals of child developmental psychology in relation to key issues affecting the 0–18 age group.

Courses include:

  • Health and social care
  • Childhood studies and child psychology

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6336 GBP/year
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  • National

    6336 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6336 GBP per year during 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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