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BA (Hons)

Youth Work & Community Practice

Youth Worker – Level 6
3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Gain real-life experience in a youth work setting on our Youth Work & Community Practice Degree Apprenticeship. The course is professionally validated by the JNC (Joint Negotiating Committee).

Why study with us

  • You'll graduate from this course as a professionally qualified youth worker.
  • You'll learn first-hand how to engage with young people and support them in their personal and social development.
  • By completing this apprenticeship, you'll have a solid foundation of practical experience and academic knowledge, which can help you advance your career.

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship? 

With a Degree Apprenticeship, you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

You’ll grow and nurture your talent through the forward-thinking businesses we collaborate with.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you work with young people aged between 8 and 25 years old. It will be valuable if you're interested in developing the practical skills needed to be a qualified youth worker.

What you'll do

  • Our lecturers have all worked as professional youth workers in the last five years, we understand the sector.
  • The course is based at the Burnley campus where you will have the benefit of great facilities but a local feel.

Module overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is professionally accredited by the JNC. They recognise youth and community workers' qualifications which have been professionally approved by the Education Training Standards (ETS) Committee of the National Youth Agency. They endorse youth support worker qualifications and have a process of professional validation for higher education programmes.

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Information for employers

You'll employ an apprentice to do a real job while they study for a formal qualification one day a week at our Burnley Campus.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards. Your apprentice will have the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

Benefits to the employer

  • Successful graduates will have an internationally recognised qualification. This will show your organisation's commitment to great quality youth work.
  • Apprenticeships can provide a way to develop your business and the leaders of tomorrow. You'll also be creating a more motivated and productive workforce.
  • Apprenticeships can provide a way to develop your workforce. They can help ensure staff stay up to date with current policy and good practices in youth work.

This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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