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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Apr 2019

  • Coming soon: Youth justice in the UK

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2019
    When children do something wrong, something usually needs to be done.
  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this...

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    01 Feb 2019

  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    Introductory level Updated 01 Feb 2019
    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this collection of FREE resources explores some of...
  • Now available! Children and young people: food and food marketing

    Interested in the fascinating topic of how food marketing affects children and young people? Then this free course is...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2019

  • Now available! Children and young people: food and food marketing

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jan 2019
    Interested in the fascinating topic of how food marketing affects children and young people? Then this free course is for you.
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Nov 2018

  • An invisible group: Young people’s experiences of living with a loved one who is seriously ill

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Nov 2018
    Potentially a million children and young people in the UK live with a parent or caregiver who has a longstanding illness. What's the impact on them and what...
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Feb 2018

  • Children are at risk from junk food advertisements on social media

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2018
    Unethical online advertising is a significant factor in the growing child obesity crisis, says Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Amandine Garde and...
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2018

  • What do Europe's new data rules mean for children online?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2018
    We're only weeks away from the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] coming into effect - and it's not entirely clear what it means for children. Sonia...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Can protective headgear increase the risk of injury to rugby players?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    While cuts and bruises may be avoided, new research suggests that wearing headgear during rugby can put players at greater risk. Andrew Barnes explains his...
  • Methods in Motion: The middle children

    By Dr Sarah Crafter

    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2017

  • Methods in Motion: The middle children

    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.
  • Are we taking the fun out of reading?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    Enforcing reading on small children - and treating books as unclean - risks putting kids off literacy before they've...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Are we taking the fun out of reading?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Enforcing reading on small children - and treating books as unclean - risks putting kids off literacy before they've even started, worries Ingrid Piller.

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    Children and young people: food and food marketing

    This free course, Children and young people: food and food marketing, examines food as a health issue and addresses children and young people’s...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2019

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    Exploring books for children: words and pictures

    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood, perhaps especially of those wonderful picture books and illustrated...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2018

  • Exploring books for children: words and pictures

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Oct 2018
    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood,...
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    Listening to young children: supporting transition

    In this free course, Listening to young children: supporting transition, you will explore ways of listening to children in order to support their...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2018

  • Listening to young children: supporting transition

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Aug 2018
    In this free course, Listening to young children: supporting transition, you will...
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    The impact of technology on children's physical activity

    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity, explores the impact of technology on children’s physical activity...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Aug 2018

  • The impact of technology on children's physical activity

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 08 Aug 2018
    This free course, The impact of technology on children's physical activity,...
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    Children's participation

    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2017

  • Children's participation

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of...
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    Working together for children: Stirling

    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2017

  • Working together for children: Stirling

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex...
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    Play, learning and the brain

    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based learning, with a particular focus on the development of the young...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • Play, learning and the brain

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based...
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    The lottery of birth

    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ‘lottery of birth’ and the smaller, human stories. You will...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • The lottery of birth

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Apr 2017
    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ...
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    Encouraging book talk in the school library

    As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books, but children are quite clear about what they like and don't like....

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2017

  • Encouraging book talk in the school library

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 04 Feb 2017
    As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books,...
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    The world of the primary school

    Primary education is a dynamic and exciting area to study and become involved in. This free course, The world of the primary school, introduces the...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2017

  • The world of the primary school

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Jan 2017
    Primary education is a dynamic and exciting area to study and become involved in....

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

    Course Course
    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

    Course Course
    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

    Course Course
    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

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    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...
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