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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Youth and Community Work (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 4KWS

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Youth and community work

This is an exciting course, specially designed for those wanting to work positively with children, young people, marginalised groups and communities.You will learn youth work methods, values and engagement skills for working with individuals and groups to support their personal, social and political development.Through this course you can gain a professional qualification endorsed by Education Training Standards Wales with over a third of your time in placement activities. Successful completion of the degree and attainment of the JNC professional qualification will allow you to register with the Education Workforce Council in Wales as a Youth Worker.As well as placement opportunities in Wales and the UK, there are also opportunities to do a part-funded placement through the erasmus programme with a university in Europe.The youth and community department at Wrexham Glyndwr University is regarded as the home of youth work in Wales, having offered education and training to the youth and community sector for more than 39 years. As such the department has excellent links with employers across North Wales, North West England, and the Midlands, and it works in partnership with organisations across the statutory, voluntary and third sector.Please be aware it may be necessary to work outside of normal working hours, e.g. during evenings or over weekends, whilst on placement due to the nature of this profession.*The intended content and structure of the programme to be delivered in 2016/17 is described below for illustration. While the University expects the general pattern of the programme to be as described, programmes and content are kept under constant review in order to ensure they are up to date and fit for purpose. This may mean some changes are applied and these will be communicated through the website and to those who have applied for the programme.

Modules

This is a course for those wanting to work within informal education, examining youth and community theory and developing your practice in working with young people through participation, empowerment and partnership.

There are opportunities to develop youth and community work skills internationally both in Europe and further afield; taking into account the impact of emerging trends in Welsh, UK, European and global youth policy and practice.

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)


MODULES

• Introduction to Child Development - Provides foundation-level coverage of the factors which can influence a child's development. It introduces the work of some of the key theorists of child development, such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Rogers, Bruner and Dewey, and explores how their work can be applied and evidenced in practice. There is also the consideration of some of the ethical issues which a practitioner needs to consider when undertaking any observation of a child or young person.
• Introduction to Health and Well-being - An overview of the concept of health and well-being in the early years, including consideration of issues impacting on health and well-being, including parental health, lifestyle, diet, exercise and safety, and the role in influencing children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The module also considers issues relating to the educational practitioner and the importance of providing a healthy, safe and secure environment for children, supported by an understanding of how settings are supported by legislation and policies. The principles underpinning the rights of children to a healthy lifestyle and environment are also studied.
• Introduction to Counselling - Designed to support students undertaking the counselling route, it introduces students to the history and key developments of counselling and to introduce some core concepts, key figures and ethical expectations in the field. It offers the opportunity to introduce a number of theoretical approaches and to provide an explanation for the diversity of approaches to counselling as well as an introduction to the development of counselling skills.
• Introduction to Childhood and Youth Studies - Explore the historical and current concepts which underpin cross-disciplinary perspectives of childhood and youth. This will include; historical, anthropological, developmental and socio-cultural approaches and their relationship to practice
• Working with Children, Young People and Families - Provides students with a theoretical and experiential basis for identifying the practitioner skills necessary to work with children, young people and families. This will include looking at skills and knowledge, professionalism, ethics and reflective practice.

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

• Placement 1 - Preparation for Professional Practice,
• Values and Principles of Youth and Community Work-
• Working Creatively with Groups
• Working Together to Safeguard Others
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

• Placement 2 - Integrating Professional Practice
• Political and Sociological Perspectives in Youth and Community Work
• International Youth Work
• Research Methods –

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

• Placement 3 – Leading in Professional Practice
• Research Project
• Leading in Contemporary Youth and Community Work Practice
• Professional Supervision
• Critical Analysis of Education in Youth and Community Work
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include in-practice tasks, reports, essays and presentations. You will need to undertake a dissertation as part of your final assessment.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

The course is delivered using a range of inclusive and interactive methods that model the values and principles of the sector, these include face-to-face as well as online learning activities, lectures, small group work, individual tutorials and supervision sessions, online and blended learning, guided independent study, and work-based placement activities.

Throughout the duration of the full degree programme you will be involved with 3600 hours of learning (1200 per academic year for a full time student), this will normally include 800 placement hours in total over three years, and remaining hours will be distributed between scheduled learning activities and guided personal study.

Typically, taught sessions will be held over two week days each trimester, with remaining days set aside for placement work and/or personal study. There will be a block placement opportunity at Level 5. Assessment methods used across modules will include: essays, reflective writing tasks, individual and group presentations, practice-based portfolios, and project reports, research reports.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Youth and community work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Welfare professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Youth and community work

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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