This qualification will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest in exploring different aspects of children’s and young people’s worlds. It is aimed at those who are graduates and seeking to advance academically and professionally. It will also enable those with a related degree but not currently working with children and young people the opportunity to move into the profession and will help those people considering a move between professions within the sector. It could also be of interest to people in a managerial or supervisory role, to senior members of the workforce, or to those seeking to move into senior or managerial positions.
The content of the qualification will be particularly relevant to graduates working with children or young people, for example, in early years provision or with a background in childhood and youth studies; youth work; youth justice; sociology; health and social care; social work; nursing; anthropology; psychology; education and the voluntary sector including charities and NGOs. It will be of particular interest to those who have completed the BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies, BA (Hons) Early Years or Early Childhood, BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary) or the BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care. You should ensure that you check entry requirements for specific professional areas before embarking on study.
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