Blackpool and the Fylde College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Youth Studies

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Course summary

TEF Gold

Blackpool and the Fylde College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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The Foundation Degree in Youth Studies develops your knowledge of the advanced theoretical principles which underlie contemporary issues relevant to young people within communities locally, nationally and internationally. Such knowledge will provide you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the wider social, political and economic issues relevant to young people and will also help with the development of skills and attributes required within the sector. By completing the Youth Studies Foundation Degree your career prospects will be enhanced through the interrelationship between the current theoretical principles which provide the foundations for youth work and the completion of the highly vocational placement requirement which will enable you to apply theory to everyday practice . Being on placement for the duration of both the Foundation and BA (Hons) Degree is a mandatory requirement with all students having to be employed or engaging in a voluntary placement within the sector to ensure you have the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts examined in the academic environment into practice. On completion of this programme of study it is envisaged that you will have the skills, knowledge, confidence and creativity required to be successful in this highly challenging field of work. This will be achieved by studying modules in subjects such as Child and Adolescent Development, Safeguarding, skills and attributes required to be a successful and effective practitioner within the sector, Leadership and Management, working with Looked After Children and issues relating to child and adolescent mental health.

Course details

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will also be required to be employed (paid/voluntary) in the sector whilst on course and thereafter for a minimum of 256 hours per year (average 8 hours per week over 32 weeks) and supply a letter of support from your employer at enrolment. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8750 Year 1
Scotland £8750 Year 1
Wales £8750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8750 Year 1
EU £8750 Year 1

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Please note: our course fees are accurate at time of publishing. However, government information may change at short notice and we reserve the right to update our fees accordingly.
Youth Studies at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS