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Full Time Youth and Community Development BA (Hons)

Bradford College

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Additional Costs Currently the fees are ?2000 per academic year for full-time students and pro rata for part-time students. Students will be expected to pay for their own CRB check. Modules Covered Level One - Introduction to Psychology and Interpersonal Skills. Key Perspectives in Sociology. Intervention with Individuals and Groups. Social Policy. Philosophies and Practice of Youth and Community Work Personal and Professional Development - Level 1. Level Two Taking Action in Communities. Race Culture and Identity. Research in Community Settings. Inter Professional Working. Issues and Practices for Managers. Personal and Professional Development - Level 2. Level Three Dissertation or Work Based Project. Professional Roles 1 and 2. Practice Module. Personal and Professional Development - Level 3. Additionally Youth and Community Work Practice Placement are undertaken at each level. Teaching Methods Our learning and teaching strategies have been designed to develop your key skills, employment skills, youth and community development skills and to link theory and practice in a variety of challenging and stimulating ways. In particular, the Personal Development Planning and Practice Based Learning modules enhance your learning and help you to develop useful approaches for your future work. Work PlacementFieldwork Fieldwork placements play an essential part in the professional training of youth and community development workers. It is essential that students undertaking a professional course in youth and community development work have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to a level which equips them to deliver and lead work in a range of professional settings. Therefore the course provides the opportunity over 3 levelsyears (3 placement experiences) for students to experience work in diverse contexts and demonstrate their competence in performing a range of youth and community work roles. The course programme provides students with the opportunity to relate theory to practice and develop theory based on practice through the integration of placements in to the overall learning programme. Did You Know? The BA (HONS) degree programme provides a unique learning opportunity for students to develop their personal and professional practice through participating in three practice based placements over the 3 years of study. Such opportunities enable students to experience and get a flavour of the diverse practice settings and context of youth and community work. The programme also enables students to gather experience and insight into the changing policy and legal implications for practice. The final year placement experience also enables students to focus on a particular area of practice where they have an interest. They could also support this experience by carrying out research in this field. Such opportunities enhance a students CV, practice portfolio and their employability. Course Overview The 3 year BA (Hons) Degree course provides a vocationally relevant experience and programme of study for students in youth and community work and related fields. It gives the opportunity to gain a professional qualification recognised by the National Youth Agency and the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers (JNC). The programme is based around three supervised fieldwork practice experiences and 17 modules organised over three levels of study. It can be studied on a full or part-time basis. Applicants employed in agreed youth and community work settings are required to undertake an alternative placement. The Course provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to understand and facilitate quality work in complex, diverse and changing political and economic climates. Students will be able to gain full time employment in a variety of youth and community work or related settings. Applicants should be aware that there is a commitment to a full-time learning experience meaning that College attendance

Additional Costs Currently the fees are ?2000 per academic year for full-time students and pro rata for part-time students. Students will be expected to pay for their own CRB check. Modules Covered Level One - Introduction to Psychology and Interpersonal Skills. Key Perspectives in Sociology. Intervention with Individuals and Groups. Social Policy. Philosophies and Practice of Youth and Community...

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