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PG Dip/MA Youth and Community Work (JNC)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Wrexham Campus

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The MA Youth and Community Work (JNC) programme provides a unique opportunity to obtain a JNC professional youth work qualification, allowing students to register with the Education Workforce Council in Wales, and practice as a youth worker throughout the UK and further afield.

This programme is ideal for practitioners who would like to gain the JNC professional qualification, but may already hold a Bachelor’s Degree in another subject. The programme covers core topics, principles and values required to be a professional youth worker, whilst also allowing you to tailor your learning to your specialist area of practice.

The youth and community department at Wrexham Glyndwr University is regarded as the “home of youth work in Wales”, having offered education and training to the youth and community sector for more than 41 years. As such the department has excellent links with employers across North Wales, North West England, and the Midlands, and it works in partnership with organisations across the statutory, voluntary and third sector.

Delivered through a blended learning approach students will start each semester with an introductory residential weekend at our Wrexham Campus, and then continue learning online with support from dedicated tutors – allowing you to study around your home and work commitments.

KEY COURSE FEATURES

  • Flexible delivery through a blended learning approach, with a residential experience at the beginning of each semester, followed by online learning and face-to-face support with tutors as required; allowing you to study alongside work
  • Develop knowledge and core skills for youth work practice and informal education that are transferable to work with children, young people and adults in a range of different settings
  • The course has added value with opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and additional practical training opportunities.
  • Learn and gain experience with 300 hours of supervised fieldwork practice, with a placement in each year of study. This can be within fieldwork settings either in the UK or internationally, e.g. with a part-funded European placement.
  • Develop skills in teamwork, positive communication, working with groups and individuals, reflective practice and leading others
  • Option to tailor your learning to suit your specialist area of practice and interests through negotiated learning and research.

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed with the dual aims of supporting a student’s professional development and their academic understanding. This builds knowledge and skill from a belief that being an excellent practitioner means not only working with people but also being able to express yourself in a range of ways that includes writing reports, documents and essays based on the collection and analysis of evidence to build an argument.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Many graduates from the course go on to develop careers within local authorities, voluntary and community organisations and education providers across England, Wales and internationally.

Our graduates have gained employment in the British Council, traditional youth and community settings, playwork, work with young carers, work with young offenders, supported living settings and drug and alcohol work to name but a few. Students can exit with PGDip award.

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 83 13

    69th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    103 59%

    75th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    75th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    119 60%

    48th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    2nd

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