Youth and Community Work BA (Hons)

Delivered by experienced and award-winning youth workers, this youth and community work degree will prepare you for a career working with children and young people in a range of settings, helping them to enhance their personal, social and educational development.

Throughout the youth and community work qualification you will expand your knowledge and skills to include critical, analytical and reflective thinking within a youth and community work setting. Our strong partnerships with local employers provide work placement opportunities to enhance your learning and employability.

On successful completion of our youth work course, you'll not only graduate with a degree, but with a professionally recognised qualification that is recognised UK-wide by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) and endorsed by Education and Training Standards Wales (ETS). Covering everything from youth and community work to informal education methods and facilitation skills, your study here will prepare you for this rewarding profession.

You will learn how to support and motivate young people to access opportunities that will enhance their development. As well as attaining professionally qualified youth worker status, you could also qualify as a specialist in youth justice by choosing a specific pathway, which includes a bespoke Youth Justice module.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Interview Youth and Community Work

Tutors will explain the course content and you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions in addition to us assessing your suitability for the Youth and Community Work course.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass the Access to HE Diploma and obtain a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

  • Evidence of 100 hours work experience of direct work in a youth and community setting
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants)

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