• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

If you want to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and their families this is the degree for you. It enables individuals to make decisions about their lives, build personal resilience and reach their full potential. This Youth Work and Community Development (Hons) course from University of Derby is one of the largest professional youth and community work training courses in the country providing you with a challenging and worthwhile career.

Youth work is a hands-on, face-to-face skill set and process which enables young people aged 11-25 to learn the skills, knowledge, values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours to support their transition from childhood to adulthood. It is a distinct educational process based on voluntary participation, equality of opportunity and empowerment enabling the holistic development of young people.

Careers

Anywhere you find young people, you can work professionally with them as youth workers in diverse multi-professional fields. Our graduates go on to work in education, health promotion, mental health, youth justice, housing, multi-agency teams, voluntary sector, community projects, community arts, outdoor learning, advocacy, advice, counselling and employment sectors, for example:

Multi-agency teams working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

  • Alternative curriculum projects
  • Teenage pregnancy projects
  • Voluntary sector youth work
  • Homelessness and social housing initiatives
  • Youth/adult offending and rehabilitation work
  • Refugee and asylum-seeker support agencies
  • School and FE student support
  • Care-leaving and advocacy work
  • Faith-based community and youth work
  • Dual-diagnosis youth support teams, addressing issues such as mental ill health and drug use
  • Health promotion
  • Community mental health
  • Community development
  • Community arts
  • Outdoor education
  • Agencies which support young people and adults into employment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Inequalities
  • Youth Work
  • Community Development
  • Group Work
  • Reflection and Resilience in Practice
  • Creating Learning
  • Managing Inter-Professional Working
  • Managing Learning in Practice (placement, double module)
  • Research, Change and Impact
  • Self, Culture and Identity
  • Resources, Enterprise and Project Management
  • Responding to Emerging Issues
  • Pathway in Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Interview

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK/EU students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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