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Youth Work and Community Development BA (Hons)

Bradford College

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This is a professional qualification that is recognised by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers (JNC). It can be studied at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. If you would like to support and encourage young people and adults to reach their potential, would enjoy face to face conversational work in our local communities and feel able to relate to people from all backgrounds, then a rewarding career in Youth and Community work will enable you to achieve your goal. As a student studying on this programme, you will be learning alongside and within these communities embracing the key themes of diversity, equality, inclusion and ultimately social justice. This is a community that has a long rich history in youth and community work and greatly supports the student experience.We are a diverse teaching team still immersed in practice, adopting a philosophy of experiential learning that embraces education as both an enjoyable and challenging experience. This means that whilst the academic setting is vital to your development there is a high emphasis on widening the breadth and depth of your learning experience. You will have the opportunity to undertake field work placement opportunities across the three years of your study in a variety of settings, locally, nationally and internationally in countries such as Finland, Spain, Poland, Norway and others. To support your learning, you will benefit from the support of experienced practitioners in the field as you cultivate relationships within both academic, youth work and community work settings as part of your portfolio of learning. Our focus is to equip you with the skills and knowledge that enable you to learn and develop alongside a profession that is engaging with change and new and emerging communities of practice. Our programme will support you on your professional, academic and personal journey and will provide you with the requisite skills and knowledge to transform you into a competent and professional practitioner within the rewarding and fulfilling sector of youth and community work. On graduation, you will be able to gain employment within a variety of settings with young people, adults and community groups. For example: centre or club-based youth work; secondary schools and extended school settings; neighbourhood community work; detached work; issue-based youth and community work; social work services with communities and young people; community health projects (including drugs and alcohol work); unemployment and training projects; housing and homelessness projects; work with young people and adults with special needs; criminal justice work; outdoor education; project work. If you successfully complete the BA (Hons) degree in Youth and Community Work you could then go on to study on the PGD/MA Youth and Community Development programme.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Bradford College

  • Campus address

    Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1AY, England

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