Cardiff Metropolitan University Youth and Community

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Youth and Community

Cardiff Metropolitan University Youth and Community

Youth & Community Work (with pathways) – BA (Hons) Degree

Course Overview

​The BA Youth & Community degree at Cardiff Met offers the following named pathways:

  • BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work (Youth Work)
  • BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work (Community Development Work)
  • BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work (Youth & Community Development Work)​

The youth work pathways are professionally endorsed by Education Training Standards (ETS) Wales and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth & Community Workers. Endorsement is currently being sought for the Community Development pathways.

All of the pathways are designed for youth and community workers who wish to extend their understanding, skills and competence as informal educators and gain a nationally recognised professional qualification in youth and community work.  ​

All our lectures are undertaken in small cohorts (usually no more than 35 students) and delivered by qualified staff who have significant experience in youth and community work. Students are on placement throughout the course in a wide variety of youth and community settings.

Youth and community workers play a central role in today’s society, working in a wide range of formal and informal educational settings, supporting individuals’ personal and social development and enabling them to realise their potential.

This course helps students to develop their critical faculties, giving them a deeper understanding of social inclusion, empowerment and the nature of society, allowing them to develop skills that will enable them to engage effectively in a key role in the community.​

​Course Content​

Foundation year (Year 0):​

This programme can incorporate a foundation year (year 0) for those students who aspire to enrol onto the first year of the BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work (Youth Work) (X320) degree programme, who have not achieved the standard entry requirements, or who have not studied subjects, or gained relevant practical experience that provide the necessary background to ​enter the first year of the degree programme.