The Open University - Fostering knowledge

December 31, 2009

Foster carers are being helped to study degree-level programmes under a new scheme. The partnership between the Fostering Network and The Open University will see the provision of a range of courses, including some specifically aimed at those new to higher education, in topics such as healthcare, nutrition and psychology. Foster carers wanting to move into specialist areas of fostering and develop their careers can gain formal qualifications including undergraduate degrees in childcare and health and social care.

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