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Youth and Community Development MA / PG Diploma

Course Description

Course overview

This course will appeal to people working in the non-governmental organisational sector and the private and public sectors, who are committed to empowering people to make positive changes in their own loves.

You will be taught to become a reflective practitioner and asked to question and critically evaluate your professional role and create an environment where knowledge transfer and skills development is encouraged.

Reflection is embedded in teaching in order to train practitioners who can make a really difference to the lives of children, young people and families in culturally diverse communities.

Why should I choose this course?

You will develop your professional career in youth work and community as you specialise in this rewarding area.
You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.
You will learn advanced techniques for research and communication and how to apply them to the industry
You will learn a variety of industry approaches around mentoring, professional practice and distance learning materials.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of industry trends from a variety of perspectives.

Lectures, seminars and group-work provide opportunities for the exploration of concepts and theories in relation to practice. Poster presentations and case study analysis will be used to help you understand the links between theory, operational practices and strategic considerations.

There is a strong emphasis on coursework, which encourages you to reflect on your own experiences and that of the organisations within the sector. You will also be assessed on reports, critical analysis and individual and group presentations.

Entry Requirements

Primary and secondary pathwaysA relevant undergraduate qualification or equivalent.Early Years pathwayA relevant undergraduate qualification or equivalent (applicants who have completed a PGCE Early Years could enter with 60 credits).Vocational subjects pathwayUCB's Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Vocational Subjects (the PGLTVS contributes 60 credits to the final award).UCB's standard English language requirement for Postgraduate study will apply (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

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