University of Gloucestershire Youth Work

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University of Gloucestershire Youth Work

University of Gloucestershire Youth Work




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Youth Work (BA Hons)

Validated and endorsed by the National Youth Agency, this course enables you to graduate as a professionally qualified youth worker. With a strong focus on practical experience, learning is split between the classroom and practical experience. Placements include working as a youth practitioner in youth clubs, with detached projects, schools, further education, NCS, activity centres and faith settings.

To help you find the right placement, you’ll benefit from our placement matching event. This brings together a range of youth-focused organisations, enabling you to discover professional practice options in the sector. If you already have a suitable work placement, you’ll have the flexibility to study one day a week, allowing you to earn while you learn.

Your coursework will help you apply theory to practice and will include working on live projects to support local initiatives, such as our Big Local Project in Cheltenham. For example, you’ll produce a presentation for the project board, reporting on how its specific project could improve its engagement with the community.

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Study style

Rather than exams, assessment will link to live projects and include presentations, portfolios, group work and assignments. Working with project organisers and the community, you may produce a presentation on how a specific local project could improve its engagement with the community, presenting your findings to the project board. For example, students have worked with the Big Local Project in Cheltenham to suggest how to develop the project over the next decade.

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Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

80 tariff points


2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-time L532


  • Youth-related roles with local authorities, private companies and the voluntary sector
  • Targeted projects with young people
  • Youth justice
  • Young people’s substance misuse services
  • Pupil referral units