Open University

Open University

Critical Practice with Children and Young People (K802)

The course helps students gain a deeper understanding of the ideas that influence current practice, analyse recent changes in the organisation of services, especially moves towards greater integration, and explore what it means to be a critical, reflective practitioner; the course is relevant to people working in a wide range of services with children and young people, including social work, education, healthcare and youth work, and covers the whole age range from early years to youth.

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in any discipline relevant to children and young people.

Assessment methods

3 tutor-marked assignments; examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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