BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work 

What is it?

This is a degree programme which combines an academic award (BA Hons) with a professional qualification, recognised by a national body (JNC) in youth and community work.

Who is this programme aimed at?

The programme is aimed at anyone who wishes to work with young people and communities in a professional capacity. Graduates from the programme might be working in both statutory and voluntary youth and community settings, including:

• Youth and community centres

• Community education and community projects

• Youth offending teams

• Alternative education programmes

• Housing projects

• Disability groups

• Drugs, alcohol and sexual-health projects

What will I get out of the programme?

The programme will equip you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the social and political issues that affect the ways in which young people engage in society and are perceived by society. The workplace learning element will give an opportunity to experience at first—hand working with young people in the types of settings mentioned above, develop the skills that are necessary to operate effectively in such settings and decide which setting(s) you may wish to make a career in.

What modules will I study?

There are a number of core and option modules across the three levels of the programme which are explained to students at interview and on the programme. All students will have work-based placements at each level of study.

How does the assessment work?

Each module has assignments attached to it and the assignments are varied in length and type.

There are no examinations.

How long does it usually take?

Part-time: five years

Full-time: three years

Where will I study?

At the university's Cyncoed Campus

How do I apply?

For full-time you should apply via UCAS at: http://www.ucas.com/

For part-time you can apply on-line at: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/selfservice

For further information please contact: yandcom@cardiffmet.ac.uk