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Youth, Community and Families Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****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.**Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject, this 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 as well as undertaking a research project examining an area of your choice within the industry.By completing the course, you will be equipped to deliver a range of targeted services to help children, vulnerable young people and families across multiple sectors, as well as being able to support local authorities and voluntary sector organisations.If you have previously studied a relevant subject up to Level 5, you will be able 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 CHOOSE 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** – Build specialist knowledge and skills through optional modules including Youth and Community Development or Alternative Practice- **In-depth research** – Carry out your own individual research project into an area of the industry that interests you and matches your career aims**PLACEMENTS**Our 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.Employers we have worked with include Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid, Kitts Green Family Support Team, Prince's Trust, The Salvation Army, YMCA Sutton Coldfield and Standing Ovation Project.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Youth worker- Community development worker- Advice worker- Community support officer- Family support worker- Learning mentor (school)You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.- **Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course**

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.

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Level 6 - Year 3Academic: A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the area of Youth Work, with 240 credits.


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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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