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Youth and Community Work
Youth and Community Work BA(Hons)
Youth and Community Work BA(Hons)

Youth and Community Work BA(Hons)

  • ID:UH440279
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Other Requirements

In addition you must also:

  • have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
  • have experience of working on a paid or voluntary basis, with young people or community groups.
  • provide an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • offers are subject to interview.

Course Information

If you would like to work with young people and help them reach their full potential, or play a part working in the community with local groups then this Youth and Community Work degree could help you get the qualification and experience you need. The course doesn’t just lead to a degree in Youth and Community Work – upon successful completion you will attain recognised status as a professional Youth Worker. As it’s endorsed by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work, this qualification could help you stand out from the crowd.

Why Youth and Community Work

  • During your studies you’ll have the chance to study a whole range of subjects relating to young people in today’s society. You’ll look at education, learning and development, and explore how groups and communities interact. You’ll also be able to study social policy and inclusion.
  • We’ll give you the opportunity to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of government policies, as well as the current theories and strategies to do with how young people act. You’ll also have the chance to study a wide range of broader topics, including controversial issues like what society can do to prevent child sexual exploitation or violent extremism.
  • The course is designed to be a highly practical introduction to your subject. In fact, we aim to give you at least 800 hours of practical, hands-on experience in a wide range of settings. You could be working with a wide range of youth projects, as part of a creative team supporting young people's participation in theatre, music or other arts-based work, in high school pastoral care teams or at other alternative education settings. Some students have even completed placements in prisons, preparing young offenders to prepare for life after they are released. If you are you are interested in working in community-based services to support young people, you could work in services addressing issues with alcohol and drugs, mental health, child sexual exploitation, gangs and violence and sex / relationship education.
  • With such an emphasis on placements and work experience, the course is a great opportunity to develop your practical knowledge and skills – exactly what employers in the real world are looking for. During your time at Huddersfield you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Foundations for Practice
  •  Self, Society and Welfare
  •  Perspectives in Learning and Development
  •  Theories and Strategies for Learning

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Working in Community Settings
  •  People in Action: Work with Individuals and Groups
  •  Social Policy and Inclusion

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include -

  •  Safeguarding Children and Young People
  •  Languages and Communication for Effectiveness and Inclusion
  •  Philosophical Approaches to Education

Year 3
Core modules:

  •  Theorising for Advanced Practitioners
  •  Research Methodologies
  •  Major Study
  •  Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course provides a much sought after professional Youth Work qualification endorsed by the [National Youth Agency|] and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work. This course could enable you to consider a wide range of careers in youth and community settings, including youth offending teams, housing associations, organisations supporting people with alcohol and drug issues and community centres. Previous graduates have also progressed into teaching, social work and learning disability support worker roles.**

*Percentage of graduates from this course who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK domiciled graduates)

**LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Statistics (GEMS)

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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