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Newman University

Youth and Community Work

UCAS Code: L530
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of MPP at BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

UCAS tariff points

You must achieve either at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma), or a total of 88 points from a maximum of 3 A levels.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 64-96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This is one of the few professional youth work courses in the West Midlands which will provide you with the opportunity to meet national standards. You will benefit from Newman’s considerable experience and reputation in the areas of teacher education, child development and community engagement and be taught by a strong youth and community work led teaching team, most of whom have had direct experience in the field and present at international conferences. Studying Youth and Community Work at Newman will not only enable you to gain professional Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) recognition, which you require to practise as a youth worker in the UK, but you also get to choose an optional pathway in a practice-based setting. How will this course be delivered? This course is delivered by both Solihull College & University Centre, and Newman University staff. You will spend time in lectures, seminars, and workshops on both campuses. You will be enrolled at both institutions.


Modules will cover: Year 1 - Applied Reflective Practice; Independent Learner; Reflective Practice; Principles and practice of youth and community work; Thinking Sociologically, psychologically and politically or Religions and Politics in Contemporary Britain; Working with communities; Group work and Understanding self. Year 2 Applied reflective practice 2; Research skills; Supervision studies; Critical pedagogy; Intersectionality; Y& C W in context or Issues in Contemporary Ethics; The social, political and psychological construction of youth. Year 3 - Youth Worker as Researcher; Professional studies; Advanced critical practice; Negotiating and managing educational programmes; Management and safeguarding; plus options in Youth and Crime, Spirituality, Global and International Youth work; Mysticism East and West or Holistic Education or Virtues and Values. Some modules are mandatory and some are optional.

Newman University

The library by dusk

As a small University based in Birmingham with around 2,800 students, we're committed to providing a welcoming and friendly community for all students. We're proud of our student-centred ethos, and provide a challenging and supportive environment for students to realise their full potential whilst here.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
323 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are caring personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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