I am thinking of doing Childhood and Youth, but i'd really like to hear from people who have done a degree with the OU before I take the plunge.
I have no formal qualifications, other than a couple of gcse's, but that was more because I hated school rather than that I haven't got the brains. I'd be starting from their lowest course and working all the way up to degree level, so it would take 6 years in total, and i'd be 41 when it was done.
I work part time (25 hours) and have 3 dc, one of whom has some issues atm, but i think thats part of the attraction, as I want something for me, to do and achieve.
Hi BabyDubs, you get sent through a parcel with course books, DVD's and CDs, you might have to buy some set books as well depending on the module, then depending on the course there are either optional tutorials about once a month or so or online tutorials. The study time is spent reading the books, listening to/watching the other resources, making notes and doing the activities in the books, how many assignments depends on the course but my 60 credit module this year has 6 assignments and my 30 credit module has 4. Some modules have an exam which are held in lots of places across the country, others just have a big assignment at the end.