What will I learn?

About the course

If you would like to work with young people and help them reach their full potential, or play a part working in the community with local groups then this Youth and Community Work degree could help you get the qualification and experience you need.

Why Youth and Community Work?

  • The course is endorsed by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work. That means that on successful completion of the course you'll achieve recognised status as a professional Youth Worker. This could help you stand out from the crowd as you start your career.
  • We’ll give you the opportunity to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of government policies, as well as the current theories and strategies to do with how young people act. You’ll also have the chance to study a wide range of broader topics, including controversial issues like what society can do to prevent child sexual exploitation or violent extremism.
  • The course is designed to be an extremely practical introduction to your subject. In fact, we aim to give you at least 800 hours of practical, hands-on experience in a wide range of settings. Students have completed placements in youth projects, theatre, music or other arts-based work, high school pastoral teams and alternative education settings. Other students have been on placements in prisons, probation services, community alcohol and drug programmes and in services addressing mental health, child sexual exploitation, gangs, violence and sex and relationships education. With such an emphasis on placements and work experience, the course is a great opportunity to develop your practical knowledge and skills – exactly what employers in the real world are looking for.

Your career

This course provides a much sought after professional Youth Work qualification endorsed by the [National Youth Agency| and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work. This course could enable you to consider a wide range of careers in youth and community settings, including youth offending teams, housing associations, organisations supporting people with alcohol and drug issues and community centres. Previous graduates have also progressed into teaching, social work and learning disability support worker roles.

Which department am I in?

Department of Education and Community Studies (DECS)

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,330) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site




HD1 3DH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and one of the following qualifications with requirements varying by degree: 3 Advanced Placements; 3 SAT II’s; SAT I; ACT. All applicants are considered individually and alternative qualifications may be acceptable. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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