university of bedfordshire youth and community studies

university of bedfordshire youth and community studies

NYA logo 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.


  • National Youth Agency

Youth and Community Work – BA (Hons) – University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via – UCAS
  • Course level – Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code – L592
  • Campus Location – University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates – Oct
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Attendance – Full time
  • Download Course Specifications

Entry requirements

  • UK
  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.
    2017/18 entry

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma
  • At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500

  • Interview
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • 12 months or 100 hours of recent youth work experience
All candidates must have a placement (minimum 12 hours per week of which six hours must be face to face work with young people) prior to the start of the course.