Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Youth Work

This course is a fast track route to becoming a fully qualified youth worker; the programme is designed to meet the requirements set out by the National Youth Agency; students complete 592 hours of professional practice and if already employed in the sector then may be able to take their main placement in their current workplace; students learn from lecturers who are experienced youth workers.

Entry requirements

Normally a qualification at level 5 or higher preferably in health and social care, social science, education studies or sport studies. If English is not applicants 1st language: IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. Alternatively a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course will enable applicants to achieve an equivalent English score.

Course modules

Modules include: understanding youth work; professional practice; communication, interpersonal and intervention skills; contemporary issues in youth and community work; leading and managing in youth work. Students also complete 2 work-based placements: of 350 hours for the 1st placement and 242 hours for the 2nd. This work may take place during the evenings and weekends depending on the placement.

Assessment methods

Methods include: assignments; in-class timed assessment; funding bids; reports; placement assessments.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Part-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Development and Society
Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555