The last time you can start this qualification is in October 2018 and you must complete it by December 2025.
If you work with young people in the youth justice system, or want to do so in the future, this degree will have a real impact on your practice and prospects. It will help you become more knowledgeable, versatile and confident that you have what it takes to help children and young people in trouble with the law. Strong links with current research will equip you to analyse this fast-changing field, and you'll develop the practical skills needed to support and make a positive difference to the futures of young people whether you're a volunteer or paid professional.
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.