University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Youth and Community Studies

This programme is aimed at graduates who want to work with children, families and young people in either the statutory or third sector. It provides new and existing practitioners an opportunity to critically examine the theory and practice of informal education which relies on establishing voluntary participation, takes place in groups and is focussed on the personal development of young people and communities in the context of wider social networks and collective engagement with issues of social justice. The programme provides the opportunity to gain practical experience of working within the children, families and young people's sector as all students undertake practice placements. The programme will give you the skills to work with young people and communities to develop effective communication and engagement, child and person development, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child, supporting transitions, multi-agency working and sharing information.

Entry requirements

A degree (Minimum 2.2, lower 2nd Class Honours) in a humanities or social science degree. Plus a years voluntary experience within the children, families or young people's sector. Applicants are expected to attend an interview.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework and a professional practice portfolio.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Avery Hill Campus Bexley SE9 2PQ South East

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Key information

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Enquiry Unit
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020 8331 9000