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This established course opens the door for you to step straight into youth work. Only one other provider in London offers a postgraduate JNC qualification as part of a master’s course. With 600 mandatory hours of practice learning to add to UEL-based learning, it is a demanding, but rewarding, commitment. You will develop the ability to build confidence and trust in others, to deal with challenging behaviour and to engage, support and mentor young people in London – a dynamic environment for youth and community work. 

Our former students often supervise our current students in a professional capacity and you will be taught by experienced people who share your passion. The UEL tutors are locally based. They have strong links with and are active within the sector. 

Tracie Trimmer-Platman has just set up a new community youth project in Hackney Wick in a voluntary capacity, while Paul Adams is a member of the youth committee of Y Care International, a relief and development agency which works in partnership with YMCAs worldwide.

 

This established course opens the door for you to step straight into youth work. Only one other provider in London offers a postgraduate JNC qualification as part of a master’s course. With 600 mandatory hours of practice learning to add to UEL-based learning, it is a demanding, but rewarding, commitment. You will develop the ability to build confidence and trust in others, to deal with...

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Course Content

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

MODULES

Policy, Theory and Practice of Youth Work (core)
Fieldwork Practice (1) (core)
Fieldwork Practice (2) (core)
Community Development, theory and practice (core)
Dissertation (core)

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change. MODULES Policy, Theory and Practice of Youth Work (core) Fieldwork Practice (1) (core) Fieldwork Practice (2) (core) Community...

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Entry Requirements

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.2 Honours in any subject.

We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :-  Evidence of a minimum 140 hours of experience working with young people between 13 and 19 years.

DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE :- Applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for Regulated Activity.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent). If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.2 Honours in any subject. We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths. All suitable applicants are required to attend an interview. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :-  Evidence of a minimum 140 hours of experience working with young people between 13 and 19...

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Assessment Methods

There are certain national professional standards you have to meet and demonstrate through your placements. These will form part of the learning agreement we draw up with you and your organisation-based mentor prior to your placement. Towards the end of your placement, a three-way meeting is set up with you, your mentor and your UEL tutor to ascertain whether you have met the goals set out in the learning agreement. We ask the opinion of your mentor to help decide if you have passed your practice. That is a professional judgement and it is a pass or fail criterion.

There are certain national professional standards you have to meet and demonstrate through your placements. These will form part of the learning agreement we draw up with you and your organisation-based mentor prior to your placement. Towards the end of your placement, a three-way meeting is set up with you, your mentor and your UEL tutor to ascertain whether you have met the goals set out in...

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Additional Information

There are four core modules on the course. Two are the placement-based Fieldwork Practice modules 1 and 2.

In the university-based sessions, you will learn the principles of group work, theory, management and supervision as well as gaining insight into youth work policy.

You will then apply this knowledge in the field. You could be organising workshops in schools, putting on informally structured learning activities, developing young people’s inter-personal skills or working with partner organisations, such as the Youth Offending Service, housing associations, community organisations or schools.

The dissertation element of the course can have a tangible impact in the real world. For example, a current student is writing her dissertation on the effectiveness of anti-radicalisation programmes for Muslim youth run by a local foundation.

She is looking at the effectiveness of the foundation’s approach and has interviewed staff, volunteers and young people to gather opinions and come up with future recommendations. Her dissertation will double as a report for the foundation.

There are four core modules on the course. Two are the placement-based Fieldwork Practice modules 1 and 2. In the university-based sessions, you will learn the principles of group work, theory, management and supervision as well as gaining insight into youth work policy. You will then apply this knowledge in the field. You could be organising workshops in schools, putting...

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