University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Youth and Community Work (initial qualifying)

This course is designed to qualify you as a professional youth and community worker and gain a JNC professional qualification in youth work. The course has been designed to reflect the professional, policy, social, and cultural contexts that youth work within the UK, is currently engaged. This course is for graduates from a relevant academic background and profession, looking to gain a JNC professional qualification in youth work and a postgraduate or MA qualification.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree. Applicants with considerable relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. This will be assessed via a written submission/portfolio of evidence and references as well as at the interview stage. Evidence of 200 hours experience of direct work with children and young people. Enhanced DBS check required.

Course modules

Core modules: Principles, practice and professional foundations of youth work; ethics, reflection and safeguarding; social pedagogy; professional placement (180 hours) and linked teaching; alternative professional placement (120 hours) and linked teaching. Plus 1 of the following 2 optional modules: Managing and leading interdisciplinary teams; research methods and project management. You may then exit with a postgraduate diploma, or remain on the programme to complete your dissertation (20,000 words) or internship and critical report (15,000 words).

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a variety of written assignments, presentations, group work, distance learning tasks and a placement or work-based project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

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