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BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary) free course icon

Education & Development 

BA (Honours) Education Studies (Primary)

Are you interested in the education of children aged between 3 and 12? Are you thinking about pursuing a career within education or becoming a primary school teacher? This degree will give you a sound foundation for further study relevant to a range of roles within education. You'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in primary education, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably in a range of settings.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Education Studies (Primary)

Are you interested in the education of children aged between 3 and 12? Are you thinking about pursuing a career within education, or becoming a primary school teacher? This diploma will give you a sound foundation for further study relevant to a range of roles in primary education. You'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in primary education, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably in a range of settings.

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Environmental policy in an international context free course icon Level

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Environmental policy in an international context

This innovative module explores the causes and consequences of a range of environmental problems and the main policies that have been formulated to address them. They include climate change, ozone depletion, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and unsustainable development. You'll learn how political divisions, inequalities and contentions over values and knowledge can hinder political responses to environmental problems. The module concludes by examining some of the policy options that might lead to a 'green future'. You'll find this module ideal if you wish to develop a policy-relevant understanding of international problems for career development or personal interest.

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Developing social work practice

This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. The study materials will enable you to contextualise the experiences of service users and carers and approaches to social work practice, as well as providing opportunities to examine the nature of the organisations that supply social work services.

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Advancing social work practice

This is an interdisciplinary module with subject matter derived from psychology, sociology, social policy, law and social work studies. It builds on the pre-requisite module (K832) and will support you as a student social worker in becoming a confident, analytical and reflective practitioner. You'll extend your research skills and explore social work practice with different service user groups.

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Doing economics: people, markets and policy free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

Doing economics: people, markets and policy

This module teaches economic theories that explain the behaviour of people in households, firms, markets and governments. You'll be presented with alternative economic explanations, enabling you to make your own critical judgements of which theory serves which purpose best. You'll also gain the research skills to conduct your own project on a topic you want to know more about. At the end of the module, you should have developed a more critical view of the socio-economic world in which you live.

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Race and Youth Policy: working with young people free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Race and Youth Policy: working with young people

How should we, as a society, best respond to and prevent gang and knife crime and violent extremism?  Is it fair to target Black and Muslim Asian youth populations, via social policy, as being groups most at-risk from committing gun and knife violence and acts of terrorism?  Within a context of major cuts to generic young people’s services, is it justifiable for government policy and funding priorities to only focus on youth programmes, tasked with preventing radicalisation and gang violence?  This course will look at the meaning of social policy, how it works as a mechanism of persuading people to behave in specific ways, its role in shaping our understandings of young people, and the role practitioners can play in mediating and influencing policy. In particular, this course will examine the racialisation and criminalisation of youth social policy as it pertains to Black and Muslim Asian British youth.

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Youth: policy in practice free course icon Level

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Youth: policy in practice

This online module continues the development of the critical, practical and analytical skills you need to work as a professionally qualified youth worker. This work-based learning module builds on the knowledge, skills and practice developed in earlier work-based learning modules. You must complete a minimum of 176 hours of direct practice with young people over the duration of the module ? approximately six hours of face-to-face practice a week. You will also need your organisation's permission to do work-based learning to study this module.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Personal lives and social policy

How has social policy influenced ideas and values about parenthood? How have relations of care changed in a contemporary global economy? How have 'welfare to work' initiatives changed the meaning of 'work' in social policy? This module uses three key topics ? and ? to explore how individuals shape and are shaped by policy making and welfare practices and how social policy is organised, represented and experienced ? opening up challenging questions about the policymaking process both in the past and in contemporary society.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology free course icon

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in anti-social behaviour? What can be done to tackle the breakdown of social cohesion that resulted in rioting and looting in Britain’s inner cities? Can early childhood intervention and other crime prevention schemes provide an effective alternative to punishment through the criminal justice system? The Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology explores the debates that lie behind these key questions. You’ll examine contemporary controversies about how to deal with the apparent rise in crime and disorder at a time of recession, rising unemployment and deepening public sector austerity; and investigate issues of crime and social policy in local, national and international contexts. This wide-ranging diploma course will equip you with concepts and theories that underpin contemporary criminology and social policy, and develop the skills you need to evaluate the range of policy alternatives.

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BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology free course icon

Society, Politics & Law 

BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology

What is the relationship between crime, social inequality and social exclusion? If anti-social behaviour is associated with family and community breakdown, mental health problems and substance abuse, how can we deal with these issues more effectively? The BA (Honours) Social Policy and Criminology takes the study of key questions in contemporary criminology and social policy to an advanced level – examining controversies about crime and disorder in the context of the current recession and cutbacks in social care, education and youth justice budgets. You’ll also consider local and global concerns by exploring and comparing developments in different communities and countries. This degree course will equip you with the essential concepts and theories that underpin contemporary social policy and criminology, together with the skills required to evaluate and implement policy initiatives. You’ll have your own specialist, subject-based academic support as well as opportunities to join in online communities of other social sciences students for teaching, learning and peer support.

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Brexit: an economic strategy from the left? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Brexit: an economic strategy from the left?

If we are agreed that the UK economy needs an overhaul from the Left, where does Brexit come in? Interview with Green MEP Molly Scott Cato.

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