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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

Children and Young People, the Environment and Sustainable Futures

Course Code: SCCS3002      Level: 6      Start Date: September 2022     


New 30-credit short course exploring how children, young people and those who work with them, can engage with some of the biggest challenges of our time.

This course addresses some of the biggest challenges facing human beings in the 21st Century, namely climate change, biodiversity and land/sea utilisation.

You will consider the impact of these issues on children and young people, both now and in the future, from global, national and local perspectives.

You will explore how sectors working with children and young people can respond, both within their practice and through modelling sustainable approaches, engaging children in these issues and encouraging climate advocacy.

This course has been designed with employers to ensure that it provides the knowledge and skills needed in the education, early years and children's services sectors.

How will I learn? 

You will be taught over 12 weeks beginning with a full day in-person launch conference where you can meet the other students on your course on 17th September 2022.

This will be followed by weekly evening live online teaching sessions in the virtual classroom and flexible online learning activities to fit around your work and commitments.

What entry qualifications do I need? 

Your application will be considered on evidence of relevant experience and prior learning. We welcome applications from experienced and mature learners who do not have formal GCSE/A Level qualifications.

Is student finance available for short courses? 

Tuition fee loans are available for this short course as part of the government's preparations for the Lifelong Learning Entitlement. You will be eligible for a loan if you live in England, even if you have had student loans for university courses in the past.

Further information about short course loans is available here.

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