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Youth, Community and Families Top-up

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: L591 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

P

Level 6 - Year 3 Academic: A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the area of Youth Work, with 240 credits.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Youth and community work

**OVERVIEW**
**Working with young people and families is a hugely varied profession, ranging from education and health to social welfare and community development. If you have a background in this field and want to boost your skills, our Youth, Community and Families top-up degree course will provide you with the essential training to help play a vital role in supporting the next generation.**

Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject, this course examines current events within the industry that influence how society works with young people and their families. You will also be able to explore a range of specialist subjects as well as undertaking a research project examining an area of your choice within the industry.

By completing the course, you will be equipped to deliver a range of targeted services to help children, vulnerable young people and families across multiple sectors, as well as being able to support local authorities and voluntary sector organisations.

If you have previously studied a relevant subject up to Level 5, you will be able to enrol on our one-year top-up course. If you have previously studied a relevant subject up to Level 4, you can apply to transfer onto our course at Level 5 for the remaining two years of your degree.

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Practical application** – Put your training into practice in the real world through work placement opportunities

- **Boost your skills** – Develop advanced interpersonal skills essential for success in the sector, as well as further key academic and practical skills

- **Specialise your studies** – Build specialist knowledge and skills through optional modules including Youth and Community Development or Alternative Practice

- **In-depth research** – Carry out your own individual research project into an area of the industry that interests you and matches your career aims

**PLACEMENTS**
Our top-up course (Level 6) includes a mandatory placement of 75 hours in semester 1, as well as an optional placement module of 75 hours in semester 2.

Employers we have worked with include Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid, Kitts Green Family Support Team, Prince's Trust, The Salvation Army, YMCA Sutton Coldfield and Standing Ovation Project.

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Youth worker

- Community development worker

- Advice worker

- Community support officer

- Family support worker

- Learning mentor (school)

You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

**LEVEL 6 (Top-up)**

- Enhancing Professional Practice in Work with Youth, Community and Families
- Leadership and Management in Community-Based Organisations

Plus one option from:

- Alternative Practice
- Youth and Community Development

Plus one option from:

- Professional Engagement
- Research Project (SEHC)

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**ASSESSMENT**

Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course (weighting will vary depending on modules selected):

- **Coursework** – 75%
- **Practical assessment** – 25%

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education, Health and Community - BA/BSc

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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.

84%
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.

Social work

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

84%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

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.

41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
17%
Welfare professionals
9%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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