Taught course

Integrated Practice in Childhood and Youth

Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Entry requirements

You should be prepared for study at postgraduate level and have the minimum of a bachelors degree (in any subject) from a UK University (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October, April, February

Course content

This certificate is designed for graduates from any discipline with a professional or personal interest in childhood and youth studies. There are two modules to choose from. If you work with children and young people, you could opt to reflect critically on the ideas that influence your practice and undertake a research project or literature review (E807). Or you might prefer to explore critical perspectives on children's lives today, at national and international levels (K802). Either choice will deepen your understanding of children's lives and develop critical analysis skills relevant to integrated practice.

You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification. For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate. However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer. A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register. Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.

The Open University is the world's leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning. Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you're at home, at work or on the move. As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies - your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues. Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.

Fees and funding

Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

0300 303 5303