**Why study this course?** This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year 0), providing an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. You'll have opportunities to explore contemporary issues within social sciences and develop an understanding of how to work with communities and young people. **More about this course** The BSc Community Development and Youth Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) is designed to prepare you for the challenge of studying at undergraduate level. This four-year course provides the background necessary for degree level study and is aimed at those who do not have the traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for entry at Year 1 (Level 4) of an undergraduate degree. You'll engage with a range of issues within social sciences and humanities in an exciting and stimulating environment. You'll receive all the necessary skills in supporting groups and individuals to improve your neighbourhood and make social provision accountable to residents and service users. There's a focus on improving your academic and study skills, boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential for further study. You'll be given opportunities to explore contemporary issues within social sciences and develop an understanding of how to work with communities and with young people. Following completion of the foundation year, you can progress onto Year 1 in a choice of degree subjects in the broad area of the social sciences or choose to specialise in youth studies, youth work or community development. This four-year extended degree is ideal for anyone looking for a career where they can make a difference in contemporary society.