The Open University Early Years

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The Open University Early Years

The Open University Early Years, If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are interested in learning more about young children’s lives and experiences, this honours degree could be what you’re looking for. Combining academic study and practice experience, this BA (Honours) Early Childhood provides an excellent foundation for careers working with young children and their families across all sectors.

Undergraduate courses in ‘Early Years’

If you are looking for postgraduate courses, see our A to Z of courses.

Honours degrees

  1. BA (Honours) Early Childhood
  2. Top-up BA (Honours) Early Childhood
  3. BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies
  4. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree

Diplomas of Higher Education

  1. Diploma of Higher Education in Early Childhood
  2. Diploma of Higher Education Open

Certificates of Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Higher Education in Early Childhood
  2. Certificate of Higher Education in Children and Families
  3. Certificate of Higher Education Open

Modules

  1. People, work and society Access module
    Access
  2. Exploring perspectives on young children’s lives and learning
    Level 1
  3. Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology
    Level 1
  4. Introduction to working with young people in practice
    Level 1
  5. Working with young people: an introduction
    Level 1
  6. Introducing the social sciences
    Level 1
  7. Investigating the social world
    Level 1
  8. Childhood
    Level 2
  9. Equality, participation and inclusion: learning from each other
    Level 2
  10. Leading work with young people in practice
    Level 2
  11. Youth justice: theory, research and practice
    Level 2
  12. The uses of social science
    Level 2
  13. Children’s literature
    Level 3
  14. Developing algebraic thinking
    Level 3
  15. Developing geometric thinking
    Level 3
  16. Developing statistical thinking
    Level 3
  17. Issues in research with children and young people
    Level 3
  18. Working together for children
    Level 3
  19. Youth: policy in practice
    Level 3