A pioneering course combining classroom-based learning with practical experience in youth work.
Attend University two days a week, spending at least six hours a week working with young people, some vulnerable or at risk, alongside youth and community workers.
This course allows you practical experience of your choice of career from day one, as you work towards becoming a qualified youth and community worker and develop links with employers.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn whilst working alongside experienced youth and community workers, and developing your professional experience
- Study two days a week, giving you the opportunity to earn as you learn
- Explore your interest in community work and citizenship
- Gain from a degree which gives you hands-on experience and the chance to develop links with prospective employers in youth and community services, voluntary organisations and charities, faith-based organisations, multi-agency partnerships, regeneration projects, community education, health and drugs services, leisure and arts projects
- Benefit from the potential to secure paid employment before you graduate
- Approved by the National Youth Agency, this course provides eligibility to practise as a professionally qualified Youth Worker, recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). Graduates will be able to pursue a professional youth work career in a range of settings.
You will graduate from this course with an extensive portfolio of professional experience, enabling you to apply for rewarding positions in youth and community services, voluntary organisations and charities, faith-based organisations, multi-agency partnerships, regeneration projects, community education, health and drugs services, leisure and arts projects and more.
The course is benchmarked to professional and occupational – as well as academic – standards. This ensures that you have the skills and values required of a professional youth and community practitioner on graduation.
The course also benefits from the involvement of regional employer representatives in the design of the curriculum and in ensuring its continuing relevance through regular meetings with the course team.
Teaching and learning continuously supports and reinforces the application of theory to practice and the integration of practice experience with the teaching of theory. This ensures that you develop professional skills and abilities through practical application, and many students find paid employment even before graduation.