How the OU can help
To build a successful career working with children, it’s increasingly important to get some qualifications. Teaching, nursing and social work are all graduate professions, and the early years sector is moving the same way. Whether you’re just starting out, changing direction or already working in the field, The Open University offers flexibility, choice and quality. Our practice-focused courses at undergraduate, masters and research level enable you to apply your learning to your own context as you study, and draw directly on our world-renowned research programmes – bringing you up to date with the latest thinking.
Subjects range from early years, teaching and child development to counselling, health and social care, and youth justice. We also offer qualifying degrees in law, nursing and social work, and a wide choice of standalone modules to support your continuing professional development.