University of East London Youth and Community Work

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University of East London Youth and Community Work

MA Youth and Community Work

This established course opens the door for you to step straight into youth work. Only one other provider in London offers a postgraduate JNC qualification as part of a master’s course.

With 600 mandatory hours of practice learning to add to UEL-based learning, it is a demanding, but rewarding, commitment.

You will develop the ability to build confidence and trust in others, to deal with challenging behaviour and to engage, support and mentor young people in London – a dynamic environment for youth and community work.

Our former students often supervise our current students in a professional capacity and you will be taught by experienced people who share your passion. The UEL tutors are locally based. They have strong links with and are active within the sector.

Tracie Trimmer-Platman has just set up a new community youth project in Hackney Wick in a voluntary capacity, while Paul Adams is a member of the youth committee of Y Care International, a relief and development agency which works in partnership with YMCAs worldwide.

University of East London Youth and Community Work

(1) The PGDip programme is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency – the national agency for youth work in the UK – so as well as a Master’s qualification, you will leave us with accredited Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) youth work status.

(2) You will learn from UEL tutors who are professionally qualified in youth work. Between them, course tutors Paul Adams and Tracie Trimmer-Platman have over 50 years of experience working with communities and young people.
(3) Our employment rate in youth and community work is second to none. Our students find jobs – 100 per cent of those who finished their PGDip or MA at the University of East London in 2014 secured youth-work-related posts. Our employment rate in youth and community work is second to none. Our students find jobs – 100 per cent of those who finished their PGDip or MA at the University of East London in 2014 secured youth-work-related posts.