This certificate is designed for graduates from any discipline with a professional or personal interest in childhood and youth studies. There are two modules to choose from. If you work with children and young people, you could opt to reflect critically on the ideas that influence your practice and undertake a research project or literature review (E807). Or you might prefer to explore critical perspectives on children's lives today, at national and international levels (K802). Either choice will deepen your understanding of children's lives and develop critical analysis skills relevant to integrated practice.
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.
This certificate is the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and finally a masters degree. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme.
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
• Knowledge and understanding
• Cognitive skills
• Practical and professional skills
• Key skills