University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Youth and Community Work (Professional Studies)

This course is for graduates of any academic field seeking a JNC recognised professional qualification in youth and community work. Successful completion of the course results in the national youth agency endorsed professional youth and community work qualification, which leads to a wide variety of interesting, diverse and rewarding career prospects.

Entry requirements

PgDip: Upon successful completion of the PgDip course you have the option to progress onto our 1 year part-time Youth and Community Work Professional Studies MA course. An Honours degree at 2.2 or above or professional equivalent. In addition: Suitable and relevant current job/voluntary placement of at least 14 hours per week during Year 1; relevant paid or voluntary experience working with young people or community groups. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Course modules

Full-time course Core modules: Developing Professional Practice 1:Work with Individuals and Groups: This module will help you examine the professional roles of youth and community workers or careers guidance practitioners in order to enable students to develop as reflective practitioners who draw on developmental supervision. You'll consider the theory, principles and practice of working with individuals and with groups in youth and community work or careers guidance. Developing Professional Practice: Organisational Culture and Project Planning: This module will help you examine approaches to professional practice in a range of contexts. You'll consider the nature of the organisations within which the practice is located. The module allows you to develop practical skills and knowledge, using theoretical justification for developmental project-based work completed within the workplace / placement setting. Inequality Inclusion and Critical Social Policy: This module will help you to understanding social inclusion, and the role of social policy in response to experiences of inequality, exclusion and marginalisation in modern British society. You'll address how greater social inclusion can be achieved through consideration of key social policy challenges such as poverty and inequality, social exclusion, welfare dependency, changing family structures, and globalisation, and specific modern social policy priority areas, such as educational and employment disadvantage and disengagement, youth crime, community cohesion and welfare to work. Managing and Supervising Work with Young People and Communities: This module will help you to explore the nature of management and supervision activities in public service and voluntary sector agencies. You'll consider approaches to managing oneself, managing and leading community-based organisations, the impact of political and economic changes on management practices, managing collaboration and managing change in the organisation. Upon successful completion of the PgDip course you have the option to progress onto our 1 year part-time Youth and Community Work Professional Studies MA course. This requires you to complete the dissertation module: Dissertation: This module will deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research. You'll learn about traditions of educational research; positivism, interpretism and action research and the strengths and challenges of carrying out research in these traditions. This module will provide you with the opportunity to carry out a piece of research based on a contemporary or work-related issue or problem. Part-time course Year 1 Core modules: Developing Professional Practice 1:Work with Individuals and Groups: This module will help you examine the professional roles of youth and community workers or careers guidance practitioners in order to enable students to develop as reflective practitioners who draw on developmental supervision. You'll consider the theory, principles and practice of working with individuals and with groups in youth and community work or careers guidance. Developing Professional Practice: Organisational Culture and Project Planning: This module will help you examine approaches to professional practice in a range of contexts. You'll consider the nature of the organisations within which the practice is located. The module allows you to develop practical skills and knowledge, using theoretical justification for developmental project-based work completed within the workplace / placement setting. Year 2 Core modules: Inequality Inclusion and Critical Social Policy: This module will help you to understanding social inclusion, and the role of social policy in response to experiences of inequality, exclusion and marginalisation in modern British society. You'll address how greater social inclusion can be achieved through consideration of key social policy challenges such as poverty and inequality, social exclusion, welfare dependency, changing family structures, and globalisation, and specific modern social policy priority areas, such as educational and employment disadvantage and disengagement, youth crime, community cohesion and welfare to work. Managing and Supervising Work with Young People and Communities: This module will help you to explore the nature of management and supervision activities in public service and voluntary sector agencies. You'll consider approaches to managing oneself, managing and leading community-based organisations, the impact of political and economic changes on management practices, managing collaboration and managing change in the organisation.
Upon successful completion of the PgDip course you have the option to progress onto our 1 year part-time Youth and Community Work Professional Studies MA course. This requires you to complete the dissertation module:
Dissertation: This module will deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research. You'll learn about traditions of educational research; positivism, interpretism and action research and the strengths and challenges of carrying out research in these traditions. This module will provide you with the opportunity to carry out a piece of research based on a contemporary or work-related issue or problem. Please note: Modules may be amended in order to ensure the currency of this professionally validated course.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and varied which could include essays, presentations, reports and timed tests.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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