In this Working with Young People: an Introduction module from The Open University UK you will examine the origins and scope of this work; its values and purposes; the changing contexts in which it occurs; how it is implemented; the roles and responsibilities of practitioners and policy makers; and the issues they face. You will develop a reflective stance towards your own practice and that of others. You may already work with young people, or you may be entirely new to the field.Modules count towards OU qualifications
OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate-level module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.
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Through the printed Study Guides, the online audio-visual material and the reader, you will be exploring a range of perspectives on work with young people. As you do so you will be encouraged to reflect on your own experiences as a learner and a practitioner.
By the end of your studies you will have developed your understanding of:
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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This is a key introductory OU level 1 module. OU level 1 modules provide core subject knowledge and study skills needed for both higher education and distance learning to help you to progress to modules at OU level 2.
If you intend to study these later work-based modules, at OU levels 1, 2 and 3, you will need to:
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