What will I learn?

The purpose of the Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed) (PG Dip) programmes is to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become effective, professionally qualified Youth Workers. The programmes are professionally endorsed by ETS Wales, offering a professional qualification in Youth Work.

The vision of the programmes is the creation of effective, reflective practitioners and leaders, and the programmes challenge students to become increasingly independent to identify their own learning and development needs.

Through a social science lens the programmes explore current and contemporary challenges that are faced by young people, including:

  • Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Substance misuse
  • County Lines
  • Children’s Rights
  • Health and Well-being
  • The impact of relationships

The programmes triangulate theory, policy and practice in an applied manner to enable graduates to be excellent academics, practitioners and leaders.

Course Overview

The Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed) programmes (PG Dip) will equip students to be able to work with young people, communities and families, and to be practitioners and leaders who are fit for purpose in the 21st century.

Through a social science lens, the programme will explore practice with young people and their communities in an applied manner, with a clear commitment to social justice, anti-oppressive practice, and underpinned by the core values and principles of youth work.

Assessment

Assessments are designed to reflect the requirements of the field, and develop wide-ranging employability skills in students. There are no exams.

Career Opportunities

This professional qualification can be viewed as a passport to practice, due to the qualification being recognised across the four nations of the United Kingdom and in many countries across the world.

Many graduates find employment directly in the youth work field, in both the voluntary and maintained sectors, working face to face with young people or working at management levels.

However, the youth work qualification is known for its transferability to wider associated fields, thus demonstrating how the skills that the graduates have developed while studying on the degree programme can be transferred into many settings, and skills that are welcomed within multidisciplinary teams.

Which department am I in?

Academic Discipline: Social Justice and Inclusion

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£10,000.00 (US$ 13,759) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

Carmarthen Campus

College Road,

Carmarthen,

Carmarthenshire,

SA31 3EP, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelor Degree or First Professional Degree will also be considered. A full certified transcript must accompany applications.

For international students

All applicants will be required to provide a satisfactory enhanced disclosure Child and Adult Workforce document from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Applicants will normally be required to hold an Honours degree. Applicants with vocational qualifications and experiences will also be considered. Due to the professional endorsement of the degree programme, all applicants need to have at least 200 hours of recent and relevant Youth Work experience. An overall English Language level equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no lower than 5.5 in reading writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL: An overall minimum score of 72 is required with the following minimum scores in each of the following communicative skills: Reading - minimum score of 18 Listening – minimum score of 17 Writing – minimum score of 17 Speaking – minimum score of 20.

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

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