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Youth, Community and Families BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**If you are interested in a career supporting young people and their families, our BA (Hons) degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will provide you with an excellent start. **Who’s the course for?**You will be interested in working in youth and community development, local neighbourhoods, and working with groups who are most at risk of committing crimes.**Why should I study the course?**- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Apply your training and broaden your experience on a work placement in a variety of settings within the industry- **ENRICHMENT** – Gain valuable insight from a range of guest speakers – recent examples have included representatives from the BBC, Cherished UK and The Give Back Project- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Develop a specialism that aligns with your career aspirations through a choice of optional modules and a final research project**Great. Tell me some more**You will be given the opportunity to explore specialist areas within the sector such as sexual health, substance misuse and rehabilitation, homelessness, community arts, sports projects and working with young people involved in the criminal justice system. You can study more of what interests you and tailor your qualification to a chosen area of industry.You will be equipped to deliver targeted services to families within the social welfare, community development, and health and education sectors. Increasingly, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations need highly-trained professionals with the flexibility to work effectively within an integrated and multi-agency environment.Eligible students can also get £300 a year for study materials via our Kick-Start scheme.This course will require you to undergo vetting by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). However, UCB will co-ordinate and fund the completion of your DBS check prior to enrolment.**What skills will I gain?**You will be taught practical and professional skills, including managing activities and people, both in the classroom and through placement opportunities.Our experts will help you to develop advanced interpersonal skills that are vital for success in the youth and community sector. You will be able to work with a range of service providers in order to support children, young people and families.You will examine current events within the industry that are influencing how society works with young people and families. You will undertake an individual research project as well as having the opportunity to study a specialist area of your choice.You will help to find a work placement that mirrors your intended career path. You will begin your placement in semester two and be encouraged to find voluntary roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors to develop your skills during your second and third year.There are additional opportunities available, including recommendation for industry-supported mentoring schemes to guide you through your future career. **What about the future?**The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of rewarding areas of work involving young people and families. Future career paths could include youth and community-related organisations, local neighbourhood organisations and work within schools, charitable organisations and children’s centres in:- Mental health- Child sexual exploitation (CSE)- Alternative education- Looked after children- Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 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.


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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