Working for Children and Young People (Youth Work Initial Qualifying) at University of South Wales - UCAS

University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Working for Children and Young People (Youth Work Initial Qualifying) (Taught)

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Course summary

The University of South Wales’s MA Working for Children and Young People is for those who are professionally qualified in youth work at undergraduate level and looking for professional and academic progression. It will also be of value to graduates of related professions such as education, social care, health, youth offending, sports or community development or the voluntary sector. What makes the MA Working for Children and Young People course so different is its focus on inter-professional practice, and how the needs of children, young people, families and communities can best be met in a rapidly changing policy, strategic and operational context. Its additional strength is its focus on the development of critical thinking and leadership skills, together with a greater understanding of the policy and practice context of this specific area of professional work


Modules include: •Building Effective Partnerships •Ethics, Reflection and Safeguarding •Supervision and Support skills (including the All Wales Supervision Qualification for practice supervisors) •Social Pedagogy •Managing and Leading Interdisciplinary Teams •Research Methods •Restorative Approaches with Children and Young People •Dissertation (20,000 words) or Internship and Critical Report (15,000 words)

Assessment method

Assessment is through a variety of written assignments, presentations, group work and distance learning tasks.

Entry requirements

This innovative course is for graduates from a relevant academic background (2:2 or above) and profession, looking to gain both a JNC professional qualification in Youth Work and a postgraduate qualification. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists and subscription to the DBS Update Service. (Overseas equivalent required for non-uk applicants). Applicants should be able to evidence a minimum of 200 hours practice experience with young people aged 11 to 25 years old. Please submit a reference with your application to confirm this. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances students who do not meet the academic entry requirements but can evidence extensive Youth and Community work may be considered. Such decisions are always made in consultation with ETS Wales.

Fees and funding

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Working for Children and Young People (Youth Work Initial Qualifying) at University of South Wales - UCAS