Course start date
15 May 2017
Course type:
4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
Mode of Study
100% online course, no campus attendance required
£350 (VAT exempt) - fees correct for Academic Year 2016/17. Subject to annual increase
This course is for
People working with and caring for children in social care or educational environments or anyone wishing to learn about Social Pedagogy.
Learners should have an understanding of the English Language and the ability to study in English

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This tutor led short course offers a unique introduction to the concept of Social Pedagogy within the context of working with and caring for children and young people. By considering the child in a holistic manner, you will gain insight and learn new ideas for working creatively with challenging and difficult behaviour and in caring for children experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Social pedagogy is a well-established and popular discipline in mainland Europe, which is now seeing increasing levels of interest and is gradually being adopted throughout the UK within childcare settings. By studying this course, you will enhance your knowledge in relation to this specific, contemporary approach to caring for and educating children and young people.

Who is the Social Pedagogy course for?

Though open to anyone with an interest in Social Pedagogy, this short course will be of particular relevance to a wide-range of practitioners in the Statutory, Private, Voluntary and Charitable sectors including:

  • Social Workers
  • Residential Child Care Workers
  • Family Support Workers
  • Foster Carers
  • Youth and Community Workers
  • Nursery Assistants
  • Play Workers
  • Childminders
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Students studying subjects relating to Health and Social Care and Child Development in Schools and Colleges

Gain a Certificate and digital badges to recognise your CPD achievement

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with an E-Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.

You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course

This course does not hold any university credits and cannot therefore be counted towards certificated entry onto an academic programme.

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