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University of Huddersfield

Youth and Community Work

UCAS Code: L530

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

or equivalent.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Youth and community work

Community work

**If you would like to work with young people and help them reach their full potential, or play a part working in the community with local groups then this Youth and Community Work degree could help you get the qualification and experience you need. The course doesn’t just lead to a degree in Youth and Community Work – upon successful completion you will attain recognised status as a professional Youth Worker. As it’s endorsed by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work, this qualification could help you stand out from the crowd.**

Why Youth and Community Work?
- During your studies you’ll have the chance to study a whole range of subjects relating to young people in today’s society. You’ll look at education, learning and development, and explore how groups and communities interact. You’ll also be able to study social policy and inclusion.

- We’ll give you the opportunity to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of government policies, as well as the current theories and strategies to do with how young people act. You’ll also have the chance to study a wide range of broader topics, including controversial issues like what society can do to prevent child sexual exploitation or violent extremism.

- The course is designed to be a highly practical introduction to your subject. In fact, we aim to give you at least 800 hours of practical, hands-on experience in a wide range of settings. You could be working with a wide range of youth projects, as part of a creative team supporting young people's participation in theatre, music or other arts-based work, in high school pastoral care teams or at other alternative education settings. Some students have even completed placements in prisons, preparing young offenders to prepare for life after they are released. If you are you are interested in working in community-based services to support young people, you could work in services addressing issues with alcohol and drugs, mental health, child sexual exploitation, gangs and violence and sex / relationship education.

- With such an emphasis on placements and work experience, the course is a great opportunity to develop your practical knowledge and skills – exactly what employers in the real world are looking for. During your time at Huddersfield you’ll be able to access our extensive professional and academic network, not to mention our excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Foundations for Practice
Self Society and Welfare
Perspectives in Learning and Development
Theories and Strategies for Learning

Year 2
Core modules:
Working in Community Settings
People in Action: Work with Individuals and Groups
Social Policy and Inclusion

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include -
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Languages and Communication for Effectiveness and Inclusion
Philosophical Approaches to Education
Abrahamic Religion in Contemporary Contexts

Year 3
Core modules:
Theorising for Advanced Practitioners
Research Methodologies
Major Study
Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed on your performance in your work placements, commonly by a report from your fieldwork supervisor in conjunction with University staff.

Your course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Education and Community Studies

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.

77%
med
Youth and community work
77%
med
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

81%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Welfare professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Childcare and related 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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£16k

£16k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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