- Our typical offer is:
- We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
- It is essential that you have experience (voluntary or paid) in a community and/or youth work setting. This could include volunteering at weekends, evenings, or school/college holidays. You should clearly describe your experience in the personal statement section of your application. This will be discussed with you at an interview. As a guide most successful applicants will have experience lasting at least a year, though in some cases a shorter more intensive experience is sometimes acceptable.
Please note: all applicants are interviewed, even those who do not currently hold a level 3 qualification. This enables us to identify those people who have experience which may be equivalent to the above academic qualifications.
- Students must have a satisfactory Enhanced Discloure Barring Service check in order to undertake placements.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
Qualified Community and Youth Workers remain in high demand. With a varied repertoire of value-based and practice-related skills Community and Youth Workers find employment throughout local authorities and the voluntary, charity and social enterprise sectors. We are proud that our graduates work in a wide variety of roles including traditional Community and Youth Work, Mental Health, Prisons, Schools, Housing Agency, Children’s Rights and many more.
As a qualified professional, you’ll be eligible for the higher levels of salary scales set by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers.