University of Huddersfield Youth Work

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University of Huddersfield Youth Work

Youth and Community Work BA(Hons)

If you’re looking to progress into a career working with young people, community groups and partnerships, then this course could be for you. Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll achieve both a degree in Youth and Community Work as well as being awarded the professional Youth Work qualification endorsed by the National Youth Agency (nya.org.uk) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore a whole range of subjects relating to young people in today’s society, including education, learning and development, society and how groups and communities interact, social policy and inclusion. We’ll also support you in expanding your knowledge and understanding of government policies, current theories and strategies relating to young people, including those seeking to prevent child sexual exploitation and violent extremism. A significant amount of your learning also takes place whilst on placement. In fact you’ll benefit from a minimum of 800 hours of practical, hands-on experience in a diverse range of settings, which could include youth and community centres and projects, youth theatres and other creatively based groups, community centres, housing associations and organisations working to support young people with alcohol and drug issues.Our work-based learning modules have been designed to develop your practical knowledge and help you gain the skills required by employers.

You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we’ve been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education 2016 for the sixth year running. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:

  • BBC at A Level or equivalent
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with at least DMM
  • 112 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

In addition you must also:

  • have GCSE English grade C or above, or equivalent.
  • have experience of working on a paid or voluntary basis, with young people or community groups.
  • provide an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please note: UCAS points are based on the new UCAS tariff, introduced for courses starting in 2017/18.