This course will help you become a professionally qualified youth and community worker, increasing your employment potential for diverse roles across the public and voluntary sectors. It is professionally validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA).
You will participate in a rich and culturally diverse teaching and learning environment and undertake two challenging placements, developing skills for working in complex and dynamic environments. Within the modules you will critically engage with the tensions and challenges of current practice, build a sophisticated knowledge of effective practice and management approaches, debate how youth work and community development can and has responded to shifting government policies and learn how to support inclusive practice that can inspire positive social change.
Alongside the modules runs a professional development programme providing further opportunity for you to critically analyse recent developments in the field and to exchange experiences with colleagues and practitioners. In addition, you will gain an understanding of conducting practitioner research and undertake a dissertation