The Youth and Community Work (with JNC Recognition) programme at London Metropolitan University leads to Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) recognition, which means you’ll become a JNC-qualified Professional Youth Worker and Community Development Practitioner when you successfully complete the course.
If you already hold JNC recognition, or have an existing Level 6 qualification from either the National Youth Agency (NYA) or the Endorsement and Quality Standards Boards for Community Development Learning (ESB), please see our Youth and Community Work (Advanced Practice) MSc instead.
If you’re looking to start your career in the sector or want to increase your employment opportunities, this is the perfect course for you.
You may be working as a youth and/or community worker already in the voluntary, public or independent sector. This course will lead to JNC recognition, which can open the door to opportunities in this sector.
Recent graduates are now employed in full-time positions in youth and community work. Because of this, they’re now able to offer placements and JNC supervision in various voluntary and third-sector organisations.
Where this course can take you
Once you’ve successfully completed the Youth and Community Work (with JNC Recognition) MSc at London Metropolitan University, you’ll be able to practise as a JNC-qualified Professional Youth Worker and Community Development Practitioner. Due to the practical nature of this course, you’ll have strong employability connections with former students and placement organisations.
Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of organisations, including local authority social services departments, mental health trusts, drugs and alcohol services, children’s centres, social prescribing, and in A&E with young victims of knife crime, among others.
You could also progress to senior youth and community positions, including management and supervisory roles. If you demonstrate research potential on this course, you may also be encouraged to undertake doctoral studies.
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- Assessed Practice in Youth and Community Work
- Designing Youth and Community Research
- Youth and Community Work
- Public Service Design and Innovation
- Trauma, Mental Health and Well-being
- Commissioning Youth and Community Services
- Community Activism
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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You will be required to have:
- an undergraduate degree of second-class honours or above
- GCSE English at grade C/4 minimum, or Key Skills Communication Level 2 and Numeracy Level 2, or equivalent
- six-months' experience in a related area, such as paid or unpaid experience in community and youth work organisations or charities
We consider all applications on a case by case basis so even if you don't meet all of the requirements above, we may still consider your application. If you do not meet the undergraduate degree requirements but have an alternative qualification and extensive work experience in community and youth work, we would like to hear from you.
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International16225 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16225 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £1,035 per 20 credits
- Int: £1,805 per 20 credits
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