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University of Bedfordshire

Youth and Community Work

UCAS Code: L592
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

80-96

% applicants receiving offers

60%

Subjects
  • Social work
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
C,C,E-C,C,C

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMP-MMM

UCAS tariff points
80-96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80-96 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

60%

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

£9,250

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

A pioneering course combining classroom-based learning with practical experience in youth work. Attend University two days a week, spending at least six hours a week working with young people, some vulnerable or at risk, alongside youth and community workers. This course allows you practical experience of your choice of career from day one, as you work towards becoming a qualified youth and community worker and develop links with employers.

Modules

What will I learn? Year 1; Working with individuals, groups and communities; The rhetoric of policy and reality of practice; Locating the profession, principles, values and ethics; Developing reflective practice 1. Year 2; Community work and the politics of citizenship; Management of people and resources; Research methods for youth work practitioners; Developing reflective practice 2. Year 3; Partnership working in youth and community work; Contemporary social policies; impacts and issues for young people; Independent project in youth and community work; Developing reflective practice 3

University of Bedfordshire

Students relaxing on campus

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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Course accreditation

Accredited by the National Youth Agency (NYA). National Youth Agency (NYA)

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 97%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

97%

Feedback on work has been prompt

100%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Staff value students' opinions

91%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
82% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
47% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
234 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

55%

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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