Outside the UK
The module is only available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Republic of Ireland and British Forces Post Office (BFPO) addresses outside the UK.
Teaching and assessment
Support from your tutor
You will have a tutor who will mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. If you are new to the OU, you will find that your tutor will be particularly concerned to help you with your study methods. We also offer face-to-face group tutorials – where numbers permit – which we strongly recommend you to attend so that you can make the fullest use of the support that your tutor (and fellow students) can give. Where your tutorials are held will depend on the distribution of students taking the module. You will also take part in online discussion forums with other students.
You will have a tutor-group forum, a forum on professional issues where you can seek professional advice and discuss general issues relevant to the sector. In addition, the award website will give you the opportunity to benefit from updates about changes to relevant policy and/or the requirements for the different awards in Working with Young People.
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The assessment details for this module can be found in the facts box above.
You will be expected to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) online through the eTMA system unless there are some difficulties which prevent you from doing so. In these circumstances, you must negotiate with your tutor to get their agreement to submit your assignment on paper.
The first assignment requires you to submit a work-based learning support form, confirming that you have identified a suitable Work-Based Learning Mentor and work place. You will need to submit this in order to pass this assignment and proceed with the rest of the module. As part of your assignments, you will need to have one observation of your face-to-face work with a young person/people. If unsuccessful at the first attempt, you will have a further opportunity to complete an observation. It is a requirement that, by the end of the module, you must have successfully passed an observation of your practice. You will also be required to identify evidence from your practice to support your reflections on your practice. You will be shown how to use evidence effectively and efficiently, avoiding excessive evidence gathering.
The details given here are for the module that starts in October 2016. We expect it to be available once a year.
As a student of The Open University, you should be aware of the content of the academic regulations which are available on our Essential Documents