University of Derby Youth Work

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University of Derby Youth Work

University of Derby Youth Work, BA (Hons) Working with Young People and Communities (Youth Work or Community Development)

Professional youth and community work empowers individuals to make decisions about their lives and reach their full potential. If you’d like to succeed in what is a challenging and worthwhile career, this is the degree for you.

  • Prepare for professional roles in public, voluntary and private organisations working with young people and communities
  • Realise your ambitions on an innovative course described as ‘ahead of the field’ by the National Youth Agency (NYA)
  • Gain crucial skills in tackling inequalities and social issues such as school exclusion, unemployment, homelessness, poverty, drug misuse, hate crime and abuse
  • Achieve additional professional qualifications from the NYA and the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC)
  • Boost your employability by undertaking work placements at each stage of the course
  • Engage with our enthusiastic and highly experienced teaching team who are dedicated to your success
  • Join a programme with an outstanding employability record: 100% of our graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing this course in 2015.

How to apply

UK/EU Students

  • Full-time students applying in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

International students

  • Full-time students applying in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree