B.Ed. Early Childhood Development and Family Studies


UWI Open Campus

Target Audience

Community Workers, Parents, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Teachers,

Time needed for completion

1170 hours




The BSc in Youth Development Work is the first degree programme of its kind in the Commonwealth Caribbean. It was designed by the Undergraduate Programmes Department and the Social Welfare Training Centre (SWTC) of the UWI Open Campus in collaboration with the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Caribbean Centre to fill a need in Commonwealth Caribbean countries for standardised professional training for youth workers in government service, non-governmental organisations and community groups. The courses are designed to support student acquisition of a set of regionally agreed Level IV competencies for Youth Work.