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Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies

Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

APR

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Learning Theory Youth Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This certificate is for graduates from any discipline with a professional or personal interest in childhood and youth studies who wish to deepen their understanding of children’s lives and develop critical analysis skills.

Key features of the course

  • Suitable if you already work with children and young people, or hope to do so.
  • Explores diverse perspectives on childhood and youth and strategies designed to promote their welfare.
  • Examines the links between theory and practice, with a strong emphasis on your own context.

Career relevance

This qualification will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest in exploring different aspects of children and young people’s worlds. It is aimed at those who are graduates and seeking to advance academically and professionally, as well as those with a related degree but not currently working with children and young people. It also enables those with a related degree but not currently working with children and young people to move into the profession and will help those people considering a move between professions within the sector. The content of the qualification will be particularly relevant to graduates working with children or young people, for example in early years provision, education, social work, nursing, healthcare, youth work, youth justice or the voluntary sector.

Modules

Childhood and youth studies is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the UK; it’s studied by people who work with, or who are interested in the lives of, children and young people, both nationally and internationally. You don’t have to work with children or young people to study this module, but you should be curious about their experiences – including those of migration, disability, inequality and sexuality – as well as in their digital and spiritual lives. Based on cutting-edge research, this module explores many different contexts of children’s and young people’s lives in a challenging and rewarding way.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

2,210

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

3,410

Entry requirements

You must have a bachelors degree from a UK University (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant.