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MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

This qualification will prepare you for an advanced clinical practice role by developing your knowledge and critical understanding of advanced clinical practice, leadership and management, research and education - the four pillars that underpin advanced practice - and developing skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You'll enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and the provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families. You should be supported by your healthcare employer, and, by studying while you work, your learning will be strengthened by applying theory to your scope of practice.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Enhanced Clinical Practice

This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles. You'll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of enhanced clinical practice, leadership, research and education, and the skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You will enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Early Childhood

If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to learn more about young children's lives and experiences, this diploma could be of interest to you. You'll investigate early childhood from national and international perspectives with a focus on the central importance of children's voices and the participatory nature of young children's experiences. In this diploma, you'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in early childhood. It will help prepare you for further study and gives you a foundation for careers working with young children and their families across all sectors.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families

This certificate is ideal if you want to develop your interest in health and social care in the area of working with children, young people and families. It's especially suited if you're directly engaged in this area (or hope to be) as a paid or unpaid worker or carer. You will be introduced to key issues relating to the welfare of children and young people, including how health and social care services and practices are organised.

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Certificate of Higher Education in Early Childhood

This certificate is relevant for anyone interested in young children's learning and development, including practitioners working in early-years settings or those wanting a career working with children from birth to seven years. In this certificate, you'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in early childhood. It will prepare you to engage with further study as a foundation for careers working with young children and their families across all sectors.

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Athletic development: a psychological perspective

In this module, you'll explore some of the most significant psychological factors influencing participants' development in sport. Through critical analysis of relevant research and psychological theory you will consider the developmental influences of factors such as families, coach-athlete relationships, mental health, and transitional experiences on individuals' pathways in sport. It's suitable for you if you have an interest in sport and exercise psychology or are working in the field in a coaching or a related role. Whilst the module is focused predominantly on sports performance, it does also consider some aspects of exercise participation.

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Young lives, parenting and families

Is this a good time to be young? What does it mean to be a child or young person today? How is childhood and youth, parenting and family life, shaped by society, politics and economics? How are young lives influenced by gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality and geography? This module takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining these issues, drawing on a range of data, debates, analysis, research and practice. It will develop your study and employability skills and provide you with opportunities to debate issues with academics and other students.

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Exploring psychological aspects of athletic development

In this module you will explore some of the most significant psychological factors influencing the development of participants in sport. Through critical analysis of relevant research and psychological theory, you'll consider the psycho-developmental influences of factors, such as families, coach-athlete interactions and transitional stages, on an individual's pathway in sport. This module is suitable for you if you have an interest in sport and exercise psychology, or are working in this field in a coaching role. While the module is focused predominantly on sports performance, it does also consider some aspects of exercise participation.

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Olympics 2012: Keeping it in the family

Family and location play a vital role in an athlete's success. Find out how with these articles and videos.

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health

Public health is everyone's business ? and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and voluntary sectors is now acknowledged as vital. This certificate enables you, whatever your background and expertise, to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of multidisciplinary public health across the UK and internationally.

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A history of child protection

Barbara Bilston looks at the history of the development of child protection provision in the UK.

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Genealogy: Your Family Tree

How do you trace your family tree? Here's some advice to get you started.

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