Masters | Postgraduate Course - Youth and Community Work Grad Dip Course Details within University of Cumbria

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Youth and Community Work Grad Dip

Study Details

GradDip: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Improve the level of work you provide in your role as a Youth and Community Worker! If you have a first degree (or equivalent) and experience in youth or community work, then our course is the perfect way to advance your qualifications and improve your career prospects. We offer both full and part time study options so that you can fit your education around your prior work commitments.

Module details

Year One

Compulsory modules

  • Youth Work: Practice and Skills
  • Youth Work: Theory and Ideology
  • Management and Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • Community Work Theory and Practice
  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Strategic Planning and Management of Organisations
  • Qualificatory Practice Unit: Youth and Community Work in Practice

Entry Requirements

All entrants to the programme must have evidence of successful study at undergraduate level and demonstrate an ability to study at Level 6. This will normally be through having completed a foundation degree or Diploma in Higher Education or similar qualification at Level 5 or higher (including a 3rd class honours degree or ordinary degree).

Student Destinations

You'll have a professional qualification validated by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee. This will allow you to work in a diverse range of youth and community settings, including youth services, domestic violence charities, homelessness projects, drug and alcohol projects, prisons, young offender institutions and community development projects.

You may wish to take your studies further by taking a Masters degree.