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  • Understanding society: Families

    In this free course, Understanding society: Families, you will explore how different families have different ideas about how work in the home...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Mar 2016

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    In this free course, Understanding society: Families, you will explore how...
  • Understanding children: Babies being heard

    In this free course, Understanding children: Babies being heard, you will find out some of the things that very young babies can do. You will also...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Mar 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Understanding children: Babies being heard, you will find out...
  • Infants’ understanding of their social world

    In this free course, Infants' understanding of their social world, we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    17 Feb 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    In this free course, Infants' understanding of their social world, we draw on a...
  • Attachment in the early years

    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    16 Feb 2016

  • Attachment in the early years

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    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Foundation Degree in Early Years

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    Foundation Degree in Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Early Years

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    BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Do you work with young children? Do you want to boost your career and develop your...

    BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development?...