University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed)

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Course summary

Youth Work and Social Education (BA) (ETS Endorsed) offers a professional qualification for students, and through a social science lens it explores current and contemporary challenges that are faced by young people. Why choose this course?

  • Gain a professionally endorsed qualification and an academic degree
  • Explore practice with young people and their communities through engaging in youth work placement opportunities each year in wide-ranging young people and community settings
  • Preparation for employment opportunities such as youth justice, health and well-being, community development, social enterprise and the police
  • UWTSD is the only place where you can study this degree through the medium of Welsh
  • Youth Work and Social Education (BA) (ETS Endorsed) is also considered an excellent first degree for entry to post-graduate study in a range of wider associated fields including children and young people’s health and well-being, children’s rights, social work, social enterprise, criminology and youth justice, and child and women abuse.


Year One - Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Academic Study Skills for Students (20 credits; compulsory) • Counselling Skills, Mindfulness and Therapeutic Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Professional Practice: Principles and Contexts of Work with Young People (20 credits; compulsory) • Understanding Adolescence (20 credits; compulsory) • Young People and Society 1: Advocacy, Empowerment, Participation and Rights (20 credits; compulsory) • Youth Work Practice 1: Preparing the Workforce (20 credits; core). Year Two - Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) • No One is Too Small to Make a Difference: Working with Young People to Create a Climate of Change (20 credits; compulsory) • Social Research for Professional Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Supervision, Leadership and Management for Professionals (20 credits; compulsory) • Young People and Society 2: Mental Health, Well-being and Adverse Childhood Experiences (20 credits; compulsory) • Youth Work Practice 2: Developing Practice (40 credits; core). Year Three - Level 6 (BA) • Dissertation (40 credits; compulsory) • Young People and Society 3: Trauma, Exploitation and Toxic Childhood (20 credits; compulsory) • Young People in Focus (20 credits; compulsory) • Young People’s Well-being and Resilience (20 credits; compulsory) • Youth Work Practice 3: Leading and Managing (20 credits; core).

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to reflect the requirements of the field of work with young people, and develop wide-ranging employability skills in students. There are no exams.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS