BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (Youth Justice)

The BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (Youth Justice) degree allows you to qualify as a youth and community worker through an innovative specialised pathway in youth justice. Youth workers develop and co-ordinate programmes aimed at engaging young people, redressing inequalities, empowering individuals and maximising their potential. 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.

As part of the Youth and Community Work course, you will gain the UK-wide, professionally recognised Joint Negotiating Committee qualification which is endorsed by the Education and Training Standards Wales. 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 Digital Skills for Research and Study
  • 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)
  • Youth Justice
  • Research Methods
  • Individual and Group Facilitation Skills

Year Three

  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Becoming a Critical and Reflective Practitioner 1 (Leadership)
  • Becoming a Critical...
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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, ensuring you become a highly skilled and effective youth work practitioner.

The progressive work placements will specifically focus upon 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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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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