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Youth, Community & Playwork

  • This course is available in Clearing

    Childhood Development and Playwork BA (Hons)

    Gain the knowledge and practical experience required to work with children and young people across an array of careers

    Full-time, Part-time
    3 Years, 5 Years
  • This course is available in Clearing

    Working with Children, Young People and Families BA (Hons)

    Combine social care with social science to widen your world view and make a difference to people of all ages and backgrounds.

    Full-time
    3 Years
  • This course is available in Clearing

    Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) BA (Hons)

    Enhance your knowledge and interpersonal skills while gaining the expertise to shape the lives of young people for the better.

    Full-time
    3 Years

Support families through difficult times and help children develop in order to live happy and fulfilling lives. You will explore how organisational systems work to benefit community development, services for young people and playwork provision, and have the confidence to influence policy changes for the better.

Undergraduate Courses (3)

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Childhood Development and Playwork | BA (Hons)

Examine the sociology and psychology of children and childhood, focusing on the importance of play in the development of the child. You will explore the fields of playwork practice, policy development, environmental design and organisational leadership and management. You will be supported to develop a personalised and career-focused learning pathway, and you will be able to apply your learning by taking part in a range of supervised learning placements in the UK or abroad..
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years,
5 Years

Entry Requirements

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This course is available in Clearing

Working with Children, Young People and Families | BA (Hons)

The social care sector is growing with increasing employment opportunities for work with children, young people and families. This course will develop your expertise to work in a variety of settings with people of all ages, helping the people you support to achieve their full potential. Your studies start with a clear focus on local contexts before addressing national and global issues as you progress. You will develop a better understanding of how complex contemporary society is and how this impacts all of us. You also have the opportunity to transfer to the BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Development (JNC) or BSc (Hons) Social Care, Justice & Recovery course on completion of your first year, without the need to repeat modules.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

See course page for details

This course is available in Clearing

Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) | BA (Hons)

Locally, nationally and globally, young people and communities are having to deal with difficult and challenging situations. You will develop your understanding of social care and services for children and families through an extensive range of taught modules and completing 800 hours of assessed youth and community practice placements, as you build the expertise needed to transform people's lives for the better. You will have the opportunity to work with individuals and groups anywhere in the UK or overseas and gain a professional youth and community work qualification validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), which endorses professional qualifications for youth and community workers. You also have the opportunity to transfer to the BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families or BSc (Hons) Social Care, Justice & Recovery course on completion of your first year, without the need to repeat modules.
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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Postgraduate Courses (4)

Play Therapy | PG Dip

Modern family life has been transformed by high divorce rates, the decline of the extended family, easy access to alcohol and drugs and other social and cultural factors adversely impacting on many of today's young people. By developing your 'play therapy toolkit' competencies to an advanced level using mediums such as storytelling, music, dance and drama, you will be able to work with children who have serious social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year,
2 Years

Entry Requirements

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Practice Based Play Therapy | MA

As a qualified play therapist, you will already be aware of the importance of self-expression and creative mediums in therapy. Whether you are aiming for a promotion within your current field or want to explore a particular play therapy topic, this MA will enhance your existing therapy skills through research, allowing you to further improve the lives of vulnerable children.
Attendance:
Distance Learning
Duration:
12 Months

Entry Requirements

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Therapeutic Play Skills (APAC) | PG Cert

Become a qualified play therapist and help children come to terms with traumatic events in their lives. Through the use of play, you will give children the confidence and opportunity to express themselves during their time with you.
Attendance:
Part-time
Duration:
1 Year

Entry Requirements

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Youth Work and Community Development | MA

This course will allow you to become a qualified youth and community worker, increasing your employment opportunities in this rapidly changing field. It is validated by the National Youth Agency.
Attendance:
Full-time,
Part-time
Duration:
18 Months,
3 Years

Entry Requirements

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