This certificate is relevant for anyone interested in young children's learning and development, including practitioners working in early-years settings or those wanting a career working with children from birth to seven years. Combining academic study and practice experience, this certificate prepares you to engage with further study as a foundation for careers working with young children and their families across all sectors.This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.