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Social Work courses

University of Bedfordshire

Youth And Community Work BA (hons)

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Oct
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 11,500 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 72
  • PTE : 51


About this course

A pioneering course combining classroom-based learning with practical experience in youth work.

Attend University two days a week, spending at least six hours a week working with young people, some vulnerable or at risk, alongside youth and community workers.

This course allows you practical experience of your choice of career from day one, as you work towards becoming a qualified youth and community worker and develop links with employers.

Accreditations

  • National Youth Agency

Why choose this course?

  • Learn whilst working alongside experienced youth and community workers, and developing your professional experience
  • Study two days a week, giving you the opportunity to earn as you learn
  • Explore your interest in community work and citizenship
  • Gain from a degree which gives you hands-on experience and the chance to develop links with prospective employers in youth and community services, voluntary organisations and charities, faith-based organisations, multi-agency partnerships, regeneration projects, community education, health and drugs services, leisure and arts projects
  • Benefit from the potential to secure paid employment before you graduate

Approved by the National Youth Agency, this course provides eligibility to practise as a professionally qualified Youth Worker, recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). Graduates will be able to pursue a professional youth work career in a range of settings.

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

  • Developing Reflective Practice 1 (ASS084-1) Compulsory
  • Developing Reflective Practice 2 (ASS085-1) Compulsory
  • The Rhetoric Of Policy And Reality Of Practice (ASS004-1) Compulsory
  • Working With Individuals, Groups And Communities (ASS003-1) Compulsory
  • Young Peoples Growth And Development (ASS082-1) Compulsory
  • Youth Workers And The Law (ASS083-1) Compulsory
  • Applied Reflective Practice 1 (ASS665-2) Compulsory
  • Applied Reflective Practice 2 (ASS666-2) Compulsory
  • Community Work And The Politics Of Citizenship (ASS663-2) Compulsory
  • Management Of People And Resources (ASS003-2) Compulsory
  • Profiling Communities (ASS664-2) Compulsory
  • Research Methods For Youth Work Practitioners (ASS004-2) Compulsory
  • Consolidating Reflective Practice One (ASS667-3) Compulsory
  • Consolidating Reflective Practice Two (ASS668-3) Compulsory
  • Contemporary Social Policies: Impacts And Issues For Young People (ASS004-3) Compulsory
  • Independent Project In Youth And Community Work (ASS001-3) Compulsory
  • Partnership Working In Youth And Community Work (ASS003-3) Compulsory

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

You will graduate from this course with an extensive portfolio of professional experience, enabling you to apply for rewarding positions in youth and community services, voluntary organisations and charities, faith-based organisations, multi-agency partnerships, regeneration projects, community education, health and drugs services, leisure and arts projects and more.

The course is benchmarked to professional and occupational – as well as academic – standards. This ensures that you have the skills and values required of a professional youth and community practitioner on graduation.

The course also benefits from the involvement of regional employer representatives in the design of the curriculum and in ensuring its continuing relevance through regular meetings with the course team.

Teaching and learning continuously supports and reinforces the application of theory to practice and the integration of practice experience with the teaching of theory. This ensures that you develop professional skills and abilities through practical application, and many students find paid employment even before graduation.

University of Bedfordshire Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Application portal Online
Academic Calendar Semester-based
Mode of Payment Online via e: vision account; Debit and Credit cards
Acceptance Rate 70-80%

Bedfordshire University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Level Total Fee
Undergraduate £12,350 (p.a.)
Post Graduate £12,750 (total)
MBA £14,000 (total)
Average cost of Living £1,200–1,500.

Bedfordshire University Application process

Application Fee: £18 (UCAS)

Some necessary supporting document needs to be attached with the application

  • A complete application form along with the attached signature of the applicant.
  • Proof of English Proficiency Language
  • TOEFL (iBT): Listening and Writing: 17; Reading: 18; Speaking: 20.
  • IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 in each Section)
  • Pearson PTE: 52-54
  • Official Academic qualifications and certificates.
  • Copy of valid passport details.
  • Submit the copies of UK visa as well as the documents of any previous visa refusals.

Application Deadline: No such specific deadline for direct application submission.

Note: However, applicants are advised to complete and submit the application before 30 days of the start of the course.

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 11,500

Total

£ 11,500

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