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.
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.
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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.
- Health and social care
- Childhood studies and child psychology
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Family & Consumer Science Health Sciences View 7 other Short Courses in Family & Consumer Science in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International6336 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6336 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6336 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6336 GBP per year during 12 months.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.