Youth & Community Work - PgD / Managing Community Practice - MA
MA Managing Community Practice: The programme consists of three core and one optional module, followed by a dissertation. Most students choose to take two modules per year over two years (one evening per week during term time) followed by the dissertation, although full-time and accelerated modes of attendance may be negotiated.
MA Core Modules:
Managing and Leading Community Practice
MA Optional Modules:
Leading and Facilitating Reflective Practice
Education: Character and Context
Most of the modules have a strong application to professional practice and often involve the undertaking of practice-based projects.
PG Dip in Youth and Community Work:
The taught and fieldwork elements of the programme are part time and can be completed in two years. Once both taught and fieldwork elements of the programme are satisfactorily completed it is possible to continue onto the MA. Students will need to attend taught sessions and tutorials on one evening a week.
PgD Core modules:
• Principles and Practice of Youth and Community Work
• Management in the Youth and Community Sector
• The Community Context of Practice (Fieldwork and Tutorials)
• The Social Context of Practice (Fieldwork and Tutorials)
• Students will be expected to undertake a considerable amount of self study to enhance the collective learning process. It is envisaged that students will utilise their experiences to enhance the level of analysis in all collective sessions.
Teaching methods will tend to emphasise small group discussions and informal lectures.
Employability & Careers
MA in Youth and Community Work
The programme is aimed at practitioners and managers in the generic and expanding field of youth and community development work. It aims to enable people to develop their professional understanding and skills through a supportive and challenging learning environment.
The programme will be of particular interest to experienced practitioners who manage aspects of youth or community development provision and who wish to develop their analytical and professional capabilities. It is one of the pathways on the Master's CPD framework.
The PgD is a programme leading to professional qualification in youth and community work which is endorsed by the Wales ETS As such it enables graduates to qualify in this growing occupational area while enhancing their academic profile.
Successful Post Graduate Diplomats may wish to continue with their studies to obtain the MA.
Applicants should be experienced practitioners in the fields of community work, community development, youth work and other associated professional and occupational groups. Applicants should normally posses a degree or a relevant professional qualification. The qualification may enhance professional confidence and analytical skills for those wishing to enhance their current practice, those seeking promotion, and those seeking to further their interests in research or policy work.
Applicants should have a minimum of 200 hours of direct experience in the field of youth and community work; community development work or associated occupational groups.In addition applicants should normally posses a degree or a related professional qualification. Please contact the Programme Director to discuss this further.
All applicants must also undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
Accredited by (if applicable): PG Dip is endorsed as a professional qualification in youth work by the Education and Training Standards Committee (ETS Wales).
School: Cardiff School of Education
MA: Three years part time (other modes by negotiation)
PgD: Two years part time
Students will be assessed on both their youth and community work-based practice and their academic assignments through a range of assessment types including essays, presentations, group exercises, portfolios, reflective writing, and viva voce
Application form, CV and interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.