Blackpool and the Fylde College has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
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.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
|Northern Ireland||£8750||Year 1|
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