**Why study this course?** The Community Development and Leadership BSc focuses on social concerns affecting people in everyday life. It is a professional course validated by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning and the Chartered Institute of Housing. In the National Student Survey 2017 this course scored an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction. **More about this course** This degree is an ideal choice for people who want to work with communities in a wide range of professional roles. We have extensive links with employers offering work experience opportunities in community trusts, youth clubs, housing associations, charitable organisations and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The course also includes a placement. The focus of the degree is on working with diverse communities and empowering them to improve their lives and that of their families and communities. This can include the health, education and housing of local people. This degree is the only one of its kind in the country that has two validations from professional bodies: the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning and the Chartered Institute of Housing. This will provide you with the management and leadership skills you need to take your first step on the career ladder. Examples of careers our recent graduates have entered are full-time councillor, lecturer, Chief Operations Officer in education and setting up campaign groups. Other graduates have gone onto postgraduate courses, such as Social Work MSc.