Community, Youth and Families at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS

Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Community, Youth and Families

Course summary

This programme supports employees and employers across the youth and community work sector. In response to consultation of stakeholders, the curriculum aligns to current and anticipated workforce needs and developments. This includes the co-delivery of specialist modules, bringing in experts from local organisations, further strengthening links into the community. Learning consists of one full day on campus, generally 6 hours a week, split between lectures and activity-based seminars, with some online study and 1-2-1 tutorials that can be arranged to suit your needs, with a timetable to fit around other life commitments, like work and childcare. Throughout the academic year, there is a consistent day on campus each week, allowing you to benefit from the full range of Plymouth Marjon University's digital and information resources and facilities. The course has a design to help you achieve your best possible results, with an extended academic year of three terms, enabling modules to be taught in a way that paces the assessment and learning load, and allowing you to develop skills without feeling overwhelmed. Three experiential placements take place across the three years. These will be a mix of individual and group experiences, co-designed with each cohort and in response to available opportunities. Why study at Marjon? • Small, person-focused university • No.2 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024) • No.4 university in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023) • No.4 uni in England for Education (Student Experience) (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)


YCWC55 Engaging with Learning: Youth & Community Work YCWC51 Intro to YCW: Principles and practices YCWC52 Interpersonal communication and relationship skills YCWC56 Experiential Placement 1 YCWC53 Diversity, inclusion and social justice YCWC54 Issues and Interventions YCWD51 Policy & Practice YCWD53 Developing and leading projects YCWD52 Youth & Community Practice in the Digital World YCWD54 Practitioner Research YCWD56 Experiential Placement 2 YCWD55 Families, friends and communities YCWH51 Organising, Leading & Managing Practice YCWH53 Working in and with communities YCWH52 Changing Practice: contemporary controversies and dilemmas YCWH56 Experiential Placement 3 YCWH54 My Professional Identity YCWH55 Practitioner research report, aimed at publication

Assessment method

Critical review Essay Learning Resource Placement Portfolio Portfolio (research, practical or project portfolio) Poster Practical project Presentation Project Research proposal Self-assessment Structured assignment

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

GCSE English Language at Grade 4 or C or above (or acceptable equivalent)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Community, Youth and Families at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS