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Community Education

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,B

English

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4

Scottish HNC

Pass

HNC with B in the graded unit: Working in/with Communities; Social Care; Sport in Communities; Community Arts; Additional Support Needs; Social Sciences; Childhood Practice; Social Services.

Scottish HND

Pass

HND with B in the graded unit: Working in/with Communities; Social Care; Sport in Communities; Community Arts; Additional Support Needs.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

English

UCAS Tariff

102-152

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Community work

This programme is suited to those already involved or interested in working with people in communities in order to facilitate critical and social education. Learning about theories, principles and practices of Community Education, you will examine concepts that underpin equality and social justice.

Practice learning placement is integral to the programme and is developed through experiential learning in a Community Education setting. Students can use existing voluntary or paid work for two out of three placements.

UWS graduates move into roles as youth workers, adult educators and community development practitioners in areas such as community health, regeneration, family learning, facilities management, home school partnership work, development of achievement awards, managing national and international charities, teaching in further and higher education, working across the statutory, voluntary, community and public sectors at home and abroad.

The BA and BA Hons are approved as professional qualifying programmes in CLD by the Community Learning and Development Standards Council for Scotland.

Assessment methods

Students will normally undertake modules comprising 120 credits in each year of the programme, with 480 credits being required for the award of Bachelor of Arts (Hons). A core component of learning is obtained through practice learning with engagement in an appropriate fieldwork setting. At least 40% of learning is undertaken in a practice setting in order to meet the standard set by the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council for Scotland.

In year one, students learn about values, principles, practices and competencies underpinning community education. Students will also learn a language of their choice. In year two, students synthesise theory and practice, and choose electives in order to develop professional identity. By year three, students consolidate their learning in a capstone project that helps them to take a critical stance in asserting an emancipatory professional practice. And finally, in year four, students function as professional practitioners and use evidence from a final research study to assert their professional capabilities.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Lanarkshire Campus

Department:

Education and Social Sciences

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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.

61%
low
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

80%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
24%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
33%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Welfare professionals
31%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

£21k

£21k

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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