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Youth and Community Work

University of East London

12 months
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13740 GBP/year
7560 GBP/year
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About

This established Youth and Community Work course from University of East London opens the door for you to step straight into youth work. Only one other provider in London offers a postgraduate JNC qualification as part of a master's course.

Overview

With 600 mandatory hours of practice learning to add to UEL-based learning, it is a demanding, but rewarding, commitment.

In the Youth and Community Work course from University of East London, you will develop the ability to build confidence and trust in others, to deal with challenging behaviour and to engage, support and mentor young people in London – a dynamic environment for youth and community work. 

Former students often supervise our current students in a professional capacity and you will be taught by experienced people who share your passion. The UEL tutors are locally based. They have strong links with and are active within the sector. 

Tracie Trimmer-Platman has just set up a new community youth project in Hackney Wick in a voluntary capacity, while Paul Adams is a member of the youth committee of Y Care International, a relief and development agency which works in partnership with YMCAs worldwide.

Your future career

The traditional model of youth work, where you work in and later manage a youth club as the focal point of the community, is becoming less common.

The range of roles open to you now is as rewarding as it is wide. You could move into the Third Sector, a social enterprise, a housing association, a voluntary organisation or even a college. For example, a local college has employed graduates of this course as student enrichment officers - in effect working in informal education on a college site. 

Other graduates are working as youth workers, in pupil referral units and youth offending teams. You could specialise in more targeted work, whether it is around learning support, diversion from crime or working with people already in the justice system.

As your career progresses and you gain both experience and credibility in the field, you can move into more senior roles, perhaps shaping policy, working in national charities such as Barnardo's or The Children's Society or taking a sideways step into a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

You could also develop an international, as well as a national and local, focus to your career - for instance, taking young people abroad, supervising and supporting them to broaden their horizons on a community project overseas.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Policy, Theory and Practice in Youth Work
  • Field Work Practice
  • Community Development, Theory and Practice
  • Applied Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in any subject.
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7560 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK: Part time: £1,260 Per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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