The University of the West Indies hosted a regional media launch of its new open campus programme, which will make courses available online for a bachelor of education in early childhood development and family studies, as well as a bachelor of science in youth development work and a master’s degree in English.
The courses are available online for anyone in the region. Any number of students may undertake a particular area.
The bachelor of education in early childhood development and family services is of particular interest to the Cayman Islands. This is a key component of the Ministry of Education’s approach to social development, according to panellists gathered at the UWI’s Cayman Islands office at the University College of the Cayman Islands campus in Grand Cayman.
The programme is designed to equip professionals with the skills necessary to work with children and families. It is based on an interdisciplinary approach used to optimise individual development of children and allows participants to take part in different courses.
The open campus at UWI is based on the idea that a quality university education should be widely available. The research capabilities and services available through the institution should be accessible to all who wish to reach their full potential, inside and outside the Caribbean.
The open campus will adopt quality teaching and learning experiences, innovative pedagogic design, relevant research and community partnerships to deliver face-to-face, blended and online learning.
Individuals who have completed additional courses may be allowed to add those credits to their chosen UWI programmes.
For more information on how to enrol in the UWI open campus contact their office at 946-8322 or email