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Youth Work & Community Development (JNC)
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PG Dip
Youth Work & Community Development (JNC)

Postgraduate course
Social Sciences & Psychology

Gain a recognised qualification, gaining effective methods to use with young offenders, young people not in work or in hostels.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including social work and social policy.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

Your Course

    National Youth Agency NYA
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We provide fieldwork opportunities in many areas of community youth work to help you enhance your skills and employment opportunities
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from a work environment or from a voluntary setting environment. Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained with young people or adults in a community related setting. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from a work environment or from a voluntary setting environment. Applicants should demonstrate in their personal statement the relevant work or voluntary experience they have gained with young people or adults in a community related setting. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

  • Jon Giordano

Careers

Jon Giordano
Senior Practitioner, Surrey Heath

PG Dip Youth Work & Community Development

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“"I can’t speak highly enough of my time at Leeds Beckett. I’ve really learnt how to educate myself with the youth work theories and best practice so that I can champion social justice and change young people’s lives for the better. I’ve come from being a part-time youth worker to managing a team of 16 people – I wouldn’t have had the confidence nor the opportunities without my course."

MODULES & LEARNING

Critically explore and reflect on theories and practice approaches located within youth work and community development.

Gain an overview of recent Government policy, and its impact on professional practice, critically analysing this in relation to the values and ethics of youth and community development.

Lean the underpinning knowledge and skills to engage with individuals and groups, critically understanding the tensions between the values of youth and community work, and approaches to practice.

Gain an understanding of the challenges faced by managers and leaders in a complex and changing professional context. You will critically understand the tensions between the values of youth and community work and the current, mainstream approaches to management and leadership.

Your opportunity to meet the professional practice requirements of the PSRB by undertaking and passing placements in two settings.

You'll get a solid knowledge base, practical skills and experience of supervised practice in two fieldwork settings. You'll undertake a total of 600 hours in these placements, and 50% of this time will be spent with young people aged 16-25. One placement may be in your place of work, and both placements aim to meet the fieldwork practice requirements of the National Youth Agency.

Our course is subject to the National Youth Agency's requirements for the professional validation of Higher Education programmes which are recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) as conferring nationally qualified status as a Youth Worker and the English Standards Board for Community Development.
  • Professor John Craig
    Professor John Craig Professor John Craig
    Dean of School

    My role as Course Leader is one I thoroughly enjoy and feel privileged to hold. I've worked alongside tenants and residents, groups of young people, councillors and professionals to secure better resources for local communities and to support long-term sustainable development. I like to work collaboratively and encourage the active involvement of others.

    Ros' background is in community engagement and activism. She's worked in different neighbourhoods supporting women's return to work, disabled people's welfare rights, play facilities and youth work.
  • PG Dip Youth Work and Community Development - Ros Chiosso, Course Leader

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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £3066. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £6866. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
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