BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work offers you the opportunity to become a qualified youth and community worker with a professional qualification recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee and endorsed by Education and Training Standards Wales.

Youth workers develop and co-ordinate programmes aimed at engaging young people, redressing inequalities, empowering individuals and maximising their potential. Delivered by experienced and award winning youth workers, this degree will prepare you for a career working with children and young people in a range of settings, helping them to enhance their personal, social and educational development.

Throughout the course you will expand your knowledge and skills to include critical, analytical and reflective thinking within a youth and community work setting. Our strong partnerships with local employers provide work placement opportunities to enhance your learning and employability.

Graduate employability

100% of our Youth and Community Work graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Destination Survey, 2013/14).

What you will study

Year one:

  • Adolescence and Well-Being
  • Academic Skills and Project research for Youth and Community Work
  • Professional Values and Ethics in Youth Work
  • Young People and Society
  • Role of Youth and Community Worker 1
  • Role of Youth and Community Worker 2

Year two

  • Youth Work Management Skills and Integrated Practice in the Community
  • Developing Effective Youth and Community Work (2)
  • Developing Effective Youth and Community Work (1)
  • Global Youth Work and Community Development
  • Research Methods
  • Individual and Group Facilitation Skills

Year three:

  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Becoming a Critical and Reflective...
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Field trips

During the course there are excellent opportunities to study and practice within a European and International context.

Work and Study Placements

The University has established excellent partnerships with local employers, so you will have access to professionally qualified practitioners. This will ensure you become a highly skilled and effective youth work practitioner.

The progressive work placements will specifically focus on developing your skills and abilities as a youth and community worker in training. The block placements will immerse you within the professional field and you will be expected to put your skills, knowledge and abilities...

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This course is taught at: Newport City Campus


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Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017


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