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Youth Work and Community Practice BA (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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UCAS CODE: L530

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Burnley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This professionally validated course will leave you a qualified, experienced and employable youth and community worker.

The Youth Work & Community Practice course is a new, exciting, innovative development taught via block learning, with placement opportunities available throughout the course.

The course can be studied online, making it flexible and achievable for someone working in the field.

You will have the opportunity to study modules relating to young people in sport, or young people’s mental health, in addition to core modules in youth work and community practice making it a relevant and modern course.

The course has been developed closely with the team from CVCL, offering placements and opportunities in over 300 voluntary sector organisations and benefiting from the expertise of a team that has working with the voluntary sector for over twenty years.

In addition to the JNC Professional Qualification, you can gain a range of other awards through the course. These may include the following –

  • First aid at work
  • Writing risk assessments
  • Safeguarding
  • Sports coaching qualifications
  • Mentoring
  • Counselling skills

The course is also directly linked to the Journal of Community Research, you will have the opportunity to submit a research paper to this peer reviewed journal.

Why study with us

  • On completion of this degree, you’ll be a fully qualified youth worker with a nationally recognised professional qualification.
  • This course has been carefully developed by youth work employers and professionals to ensure students are fully prepared for youth work employment after graduation.
  • Our excellent industry links will give you placement opportunities that will support your career aspirations.

Future careers

After completing this course, students will be able to move directly into a wide range of careers including, but not limited to, youth work, teaching assistant, teaching (with the addition of a PGCE), community activism, local charity work, housing association work, working with young offenders, social care, social work (with additional qualifications), sports coaching, sports development, learning support and community policing.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 79 4

    52nd out of 105 13

    11th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    130 75%

    29th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    43rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    49th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    120 62%

    40th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    37th

    23
  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    102 80%

    16th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    16th

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