Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Youth and Community Work

This professionally endorsed award is particularly suitable for graduates who have increasingly found themselves working in the field of youth and community work and who wish to gain a professional qualification. The programme requires students to undertake two separate supervised placements in the field of youth and community work. Students attend university on one evening a week where they undertake taught modules and tutorials. Students on this programme tend to develop into a highly supportive, friendly and analytical professional group. The course is currently endorsed by ETS (Wales) for youth work and is seeking endorsement for community development from Community Development Cymru.?

Course modules

The course is comprised of both taught and placement components. Taught modules tend to be university based and involve lectures and small group discussions. Placement based modules relate to the students' fieldwork practice and the university-based tutorial process which emphasise reflective learning. Students will need to attend taught module sessions and tutorials on one evening a week. Modules run over a semester and are worth 15 credits at level 7. PgD taught modules: ?Developing Relationships Principles Community Development and Youth Work Managing Community Practice Principles of Praxis PgD placement modules: ?Developing Reflective Practice The Community Context of Practice The Social Context of Practice The Critical Practitioner

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed on both their youth and community work-based practice and their academic assignments through a range of assessment types including essays, presentations, debates, group exercises, audio-visual work, portfolios, reflective writing, and viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus CF23 6XD Wales

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