Bishop Grosseteste University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Professional Studies (Childhood & Youth - Youth Work Pathway)

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Course summary

If you have completed a Foundation Degree or diploma in Childhood & Youth or similar, and you are ready to take the logical next step towards gaining a full honours degree whilst continuing in employment, then this course is designed for you. You’ll get an insight into effective management and leadership within the children’s workforce whilst developing your appreciation for complex factors that prevent children from reaching their potential. The learning opportunities you’ll receive will be unique as you study alongside others working or volunteering in a variety of children’s services. Whilst studying on this course you will have the opportunity critically to evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. The Youth Work pathway also allows you to work towards accreditation of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). The course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner, and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, promoting quality, new models of practice, and contemporary issues (such as current political and social trends). In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development toward becoming a leading practitioner within the children and young people’s workforce. Our BA (Hons) Professional Studies in Childhood & Youth is a flexible qualification covering the broad range of settings and contexts in which services are provided for 8– 19-year-olds. Whilst studying for this course you’ll remain in employment, or as a volunteer, throughout the duration of the course. This course is suitable for staff in local authorities, schools, the NHS, voluntary and third sector who use group work, informal learning and activity, outreach and community work as part of their role; particularly those working with children, young people and adults often identified as hard to reach. This course allows you to study and continue to work. It is a flexible qualification covering the broad range of settings and contexts in which services are provided for 9 – 24-year-olds. Students undertaking the course remain in employment, or as volunteers, over the academic year in the same manner as the Foundation Degree. The Progression Route offers opportunities to critically evaluate practice through a detailed analysis of the systems, procedures and changes that contribute to your field of study. This course will promote your professional formation as a reflective practitioner and modules will cover topics such as leading people and teams, promoting quality, new models of practice and contemporary issues such as current political and social trends. In addition, the undertaking of an independent research study will support your continuing development as a leading practitioner within the children’s workforce. There is a variety of assessment methods which are spread out throughout the academic year. These include a peer-led seminar, essay, a group discussion, portfolio and research report. All assessments allow you to reflect on your practice and theory as you evidence your learning. Many of our graduates take on higher level roles specialising in areas such as family liaison, special education needs, managing settings in youth work, mentoring or roles in the wider community and with local authorities. Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/profstudcy/

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L593
Institution code:
B38
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

•Applicants will typically have 240 HE credits from a Foundation degree or an HE Diploma in a relevant field of study. •Applicants are expected to have a current (or prospective) voluntary or paid role in a relevant setting for minimum of 12 hours per week accumulating to 360 hours per year of study. •Applicants are expected to have three years of experience in a voluntary or paid role working with children, young people and/or families. •Written support from the head teacher/workplace manager in which the applicant works or volunteers •Applicants with alternative qualifications can contact our Admissions team for advice as BGU is committed to widening access and participation and adheres to a strict policy of non-discrimination. •In accordance with University conditions, students are entitled to apply for accredited prior learning, AP(C)L, based on relevant credit at another HE institution or credit awarded for experiential learning, (AP(E)L). •All students must have a successful interview prior to acceptance on to the degree programme during which a written task will be undertaken.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/study/courses/profstudcy/?_ga=2.58070378.1334656195.1526893101-2037076714.1512470033

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Professional Studies (Childhood & Youth - Youth Work Pathway) at Bishop Grosseteste University - UCAS