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BA (Hons)

Youth Work & Community Practice

3 years
September 2024

This professionally validated course will leave you a qualified, experienced and employable youth and community worker.

Why study with us

  • On completion of this degree, you’ll be a fully qualified youth worker with a nationally recognised professional qualification.
  • This course has been carefully developed by youth work employers and professionals to ensure students are fully prepared for youth work employment after graduation.
  • Our excellent industry links will give you placement opportunities that will support your career aspirations.

What you'll do

  • You'll be taught by an experienced team with backgrounds in youth work or community practice. They cover expertise in youth work, justice, mentoring, mental health, and more.
  • In addition to your degree, you will also receive a CPD award in safeguarding, a CPD award in writing risk assessments, a first aid at work qualification and will have the opportunity to complete an ILM in Mentoring.
  • You'll learn in a highly practical environment with useful assessments. You'll take part in placements in youth work or community practice, with assessments that will impact their organisational policy and practice.


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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Who better to give you the lowdown on university life than one of our students? They’ll guide you around our friendly campus, show you our facilities and happily chat about what life is really like here.

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Future careers in youth work and community practice

After completing this course, you will be able to move directly into a wide range of careers including, but not limited to:

Academic expertise

Jenny Lamb
Senior Lecturer
Dr Ridwanah Gurjee
Principal Lecturer
Dr Yasmeen Ali
Senior Lecturer
Dr Chinyere Ajayi
Lecturer in Youth Work and Community Practice
Paul Hogan
Lecturer in Youth Work and Community Practice

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page