If you would like to work with young people and help them reach their full potential, or play a part working in the community with local groups then this Youth and Community Work degree could help you get the qualification and experience you need. The course doesn’t just lead to a degree in Youth and Community Work – upon successful completion you’ll also be awarded your professional Youth Work qualification. As it’s endorsed by the National Youth Agency (nya.org.uk) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work, this qualification could help you stand out from the crowd. During your studies you’ll have the chance to study a whole range of subjects relating to young people in today’s society. You’ll look at education, learning and development, and explore how groups and communities interact. You’ll also be able to study social policy and inclusion. We’ll give you the opportunity to gain a wider knowledge and understanding of government policies, as well as the current theories and strategies to do with how young people act. You’ll also have the chance to study a wide range of broader topics, including controversial issues like what society can do to prevent child sexual exploitation or violent extremism. The course is designed to be an extremely practical introduction to your subject. In fact, we aim to give you at least 800 hours of practical , hands-on experience in a wide range of settings. You could be working in youth and community centres, youth projects, youth theatres and other creatively based groups. Some students have even taken placements up in housing associations and organisations working to support young people with alcohol and drug issues. With such an emphasis on placements and work experience, it’s a great opportunity to develop your practical knowledge and skills – exactly what employers in the real world are looking for.