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Youth, Community and Families BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Working with young people and families is a hugely varied profession, ranging from education and health to social welfare and community development. If you have a background in this field and want to boost your skills, our Youth, Community and Families top-up degree course will provide you with the essential training to help play a vital role in supporting the next generation.**Who's the course for?**If you have previously studied a relevant subject up to Level 5, you will be eligible to enrol on our one-year top-up course. If you have previously studied a relevant subject up to Level 4, you can apply to transfer onto our course at Level 5 for the remaining two years of your degree.**Why should I study this course?**- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Put your training into practice in the real world through work placement opportunities- **BOOST YOUR SKILLS** – Develop advanced interpersonal skills essential for success in the sector, as well as further key academic and practical skills- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – From Counselling and Guidance to Youth and Community Development, build specialist knowledge and skills through our portfolio of optional modules- **IN-DEPTH RESEARCH** – Carry out your own individual research project into an area of the industry that interests you and matches your career aims**Great! Tell me more**Our course examines current events within the industry that influence how society works with young people and their families. You will also be able to explore a range of specialist subjects such as disability, counselling, mentoring and healthy communities.Our BA Youth, Community and Families top-up course (Level 6) includes a mandatory placement of 75 hours in semester 1, as well as an optional placement module of 75 hours in semester 2. Our previous students have worked with the likes of the Prince's Trust, The Salvation Army, YMCA and many other local employers.**What skills will I gain?**You will learn how to deliver a range of targeted services to help children, vulnerable young people and families across multiple sectors, as well as how to support local authorities and voluntary sector organisations.Completing an independent research project will enable you to gain in-depth knowledge of a subject of your choice within the industry, alongside developing your skills of analysis, problem solving and evaluation.By undertaking a placement, you will build valuable experience of how to apply your skills effectively within a real-life working environment.**What about the future?**Completing this course will open up opportunities for you to support young people and families in a range of sectors and environments. Potential job roles you could pursue include:- Youth worker- Community development worker- Advice worker- Community support worker- Family support worker- Learning mentor (schools)If you wish to continue studying, you will also be able to progress onto postgraduate level courses.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CCC

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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