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University of Bolton

Youth and Community Work

UCAS Code: L590
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Social work
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Typical offer: 96 UCAS Points or Grades CCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
96

UCAS tariff points
96

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

50%

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

Not available

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

The course was developed in consultation with employers, practitioners and academics in the field and is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency on behalf of the Joint Negotiating Committee (which sets national grades and pay for youth workers.) You will undertake a compulsory and essential 300 hours placement in the first, second and third year. These offer local, national and global dimensions to youth and community work and will take place in two separate settings such as youth and community centres, schools, alternative education projects, women's refuges and community projects, housing, health, leisure and youth training schemes, resettlement projects, detached, outreach and mentoring projects. You will receive excellent academic and pastoral support from teaching staff who are professionals with substantial experience in the field of youth and community work.

Modules

Year 1: Community studies; welfare and social policy; working with groups; learning to learn; the youth work process and the role of youth work; placement. Year 2: Approaches to investigating society; dynamics of human relations; reflective learning; managing youth work; diversity and community; placement. Year 3: Multi agency working; young people in the community; neighbourhood, community and regeneration; placement; options: Global perspectives; issues in contemporary society; management skills; youth work in practice.

University of Bolton

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With a student body of around 13,000 you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

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

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether 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

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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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
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
0
2:1 or above
40% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
21% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

52%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No prizes for guessing what by far the most common job for graduates in social work is! There's a shortage of social workers in some parts of 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 sometimes reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career, as not all job options for social work graduates pay as well as other job sectors – but social work graduates still get paid, on average, more than graduates overall.
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