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BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies free course icon

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BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children's development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? Childhood and youth studies is one of the UK's fastest growing academic disciplines. The OU is a pioneer in this field and over the last 15 years has developed this wide-ranging interdisciplinary degree for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care free course icon

 

Certificate of Higher Education in Adult Health and Social Care

If you work in health and social care, use services yourself, or would like to study to find out more about how we support adults in our care system, this certificate is for you. It provides an authoritative overview of the current context of health and social care for adults of all ages, using real-life case studies to explore a wide range of interesting issues and debates.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) free course icon

 

Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused ? requiring a skilled, adaptable workforce to deliver high quality services. This diploma will deepen your understanding of social care and social work, and develop the knowledge and skills you need to support vulnerable adults and children effectively in multiple settings. It places a strong emphasis on working across professional boundaries, with service users firmly at the centre.

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Young children's play and creativity

This module focuses on understanding play and creativity in early childhood from different and diverse personal and professional perspectives. It considers how other children and adults impact on the play decisions and creative choices children make. You will learn about how children express their ideas and interests through play and consider how children participate and are included in play and creative experiences. You will explore how children express their preferences through their play choices and the significance of creative spaces in following their interests.

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Improving end-of-life care

This 40-hour multimedia online course is focused on improving end-of-life care for adults. It covers different understandings of and support for 'a good death', effective communication, grief and bereavement and ethics in end-of-life care. Written assuming no prior knowledge, the online learning guides support you in building your understanding of end-of-life care by working step-by-step through audio and video accounts from practice and written case studies, as well as accessible discussions of up-to-date research and theory.

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Childhood

What does it mean to be a child in today's world? Do popular images of childhood match the reality of young people's lives? How is childhood affected by poverty, ill-health and adversity? Do children have different rights from adults, and if so why? How are modern lifestyles and technologies changing children's relationships and identities? What part do children play in shaping their childhood? Such questions are the starting point for this cross-disciplinary introduction to childhood and youth studies, covering the age range 0?18 and including audio-visual case studies from three contrasting parts of the world.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice free course icon

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Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop your practice and professional skills, this certificate could be what you’re looking for. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of early years provision and enable you to reflect on your practice across a range of public, private, voluntary and independent settings – addressing your work in relation to young children and other adults (including colleagues, other professionals, parents and carers). Combining professional practice with academic study, you’ll further your understanding of the role and expertise of a senior practitioner, how children learn, and consider the impact your practice can have on their development. The certificate offers a first step towards an honours degree and pathways to graduate professional status.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice free course icon

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Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and opportunities in later life – and the adults who work with them are ideally placed to make a difference. If you’re looking to extend your expertise as an early years practitioner and working in Scotland, this diploma course will help you build on your knowledge and skills. It is suitable for experienced practitioners working with young children in a wide range of early years settings (such as nurseries, playgroups and children’s centres), including home-based carers and classroom/teaching assistants specialising in early years. It will build on your knowledge of children’s development and learning, as well as developing your understanding of policies and practice in early years settings. You’ll also learn professional and practical skills like planning, assessment and teamwork. The Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice also prepares you to engage with further study, enquiry and practice.

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Foundation Degree in Early Years

The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and opportunities in later life – and the adults who work with them are ideally placed to make a difference. If you’re looking to extend your expertise as an early years practitioner, this Foundation degree course will help you build on your knowledge and skills. It is suitable for experienced practitioners working with young children in a wide range of early years settings (such as nurseries, playgroups and children’s centres), including home-based carers and classroom/teaching assistants specialising in early years. It will build on your knowledge of children’s development and learning, as well as developing your understanding of policies and practice in early years settings. You’ll also learn professional and practical skills like planning, assessment and teamwork. The Foundation Degree in Early Years also prepares you to engage with further study, enquiry and practice.

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Rheumatoid arthritis - a long term condition

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic long term condition that principally attacks flexible joints, causing painful swelling, stiffness and fatigue. The risk of developing RA is associated with ageing but it also affects adults of working age and is three times more common in women. 56 year old Liz noticed her first symptoms in 1996, when her son was just 2 years old. In this collection, she shares her experiences of living with RA, from early symptoms to drug-controlled remission.

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Growing up with Disability

In todays world growing up is tough - making friends, fitting in, changing schools. And it's even harder for children with disabilities. This album looks at PLUS, an organisation working towards the inclusion of disabled children and young adults in social activities and organisations, encouraging friendships and fun. It looks at PLUS from the view of the children, the carers and the families. This material forms part of The Open University course KE312 Working together for children.

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1 hr
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Education & Development 

Supporting children’s learning in the early years

How do young children learn, and how can adults help them? This album looks at how nursery teachers support children in their development. We follow a practitioner’s day, looking at how she works with children, observes and plans for further activities while she also records her thoughts and ideas using a video camera. Further video tracks reveal how creativity is nurtured in young children to develop their abilities, how an artist in residence works with nursery children, as well as how the work of bilingual and special needs assistants mean that no child is excluded from the learning process. The audio tracks cover the importance of parental input, and the fantastic opportunities available to develop children’s creativity using technologies. This material forms part of The Open University course E124 Supporting children’s learning in the early years.

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1 hr