This course leads to a professional qualification validated by the National Youth Agency and internationally recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work. It is aimed at those wishing to develop their skills in working with community groups, young people and partnerships. There is a strong emphasis on social justice, equality and diversity and we welcome applicants of all ages and backgrounds. Previous experience is taken seriously and programmes can be tailored to individual potential. A significant element of the course involves work-based learning in a variety of settings linked to potential employment.
Features & benefits of the course
- Strong focus on practice development/placements and employability
- Small group work, study skills support and individual tutorials
- Teaching staff actively engaged in youth and community practice, research and development nationally and internationally
- Positive commitment to equality and the development of good practice in diverse urban contexts
Placements are available in a wide variety of youth work and community work within adult settings throughout the Northwest. These range from more traditional youth centres, community centres and projects, to innovative work with schools and colleges, streetwork with marginalised young people, including young offenders, and creative arts-based projects, such as youth theatres, street art, dance and music schemes.
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