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Newman University, Birmingham

Youth and Community Work

UCAS Code: L530

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

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

Access Students can achieve the requirements with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. 96 UCAS Points: D21-M3-P21; D18-M9-P18; D15-M15-P15; D12-M21-P12; D9 M27-P9; D6-M33-P6; D3-M39-P3; D0-M45-P0.

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

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You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points, including a minimum of MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma towards the total tariff.

UCAS Tariff

96-144

You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points, including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.5 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Youth and community work

This course will result in you becoming a JNC professionally qualified Youth & Community Worker subject to successful validation. We aim to help you understand how you can work effectively, and from a theoretically informed basis, with young people and communities both face-to-face and from a strategic perspective too. Throughout the course you will develop critical thinking and critical reflection skills which will then be applied to ‘real life’ situations through your fieldwork practice. You will undertake 800 hours of supervised fieldwork practice in a broad range of Youth and Community Work settings. This will enable you to develop your own professional skills, understanding and reputation in the field throughout your studies.

Youth and Community Work at Newman is taught by a team of JNC qualified, experienced and enthusiastic tutors that have an excellent reputation for supporting students and established strong partnerships with local employers. You will also benefit from mixing with students from a variety of backgrounds and prior learning experiences.

**Why study Youth and Community Work?**

- Newman is one of the few professional youth and community work courses in the West Midlands. Holding the professional qualification means that you will be recognised nationally as a professional youth worker in the UK.

- Studying with us at Newman will provide you with a broad range of fieldwork practice experiences in both the statutory and voluntary sectors in projects including young people and mental health, centre-based youth projects, detached youth projects, homelessness projects and addiction issues. In all contexts, you will be supported to demonstrate your application of theory in practice directly with young people and communities – ‘hands-on’ learning.

- You will benefit from being taught by a fully qualified, research-active teaching team all of whom have direct experience in the field both regionally, nationally and internationally.

- You can expect a challenging and supportive learning environment as the Youth and Community Work team has an excellent reputation for supporting students throughout their studies.

Modules

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.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newman University

Department:

Criminology, Youth 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.

88%
med
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.

Youth and community work

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
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

95%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
33%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Youth and community 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.

£16,300
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
36%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
24%
Childcare and related personal services
14%
Caring personal services

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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