The BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work is also available as a four year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree. You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme. The BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work degree offers you the opportunity to become a qualified youth and community worker with a professional qualification recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee and endorsed by Education and Training Standards Wales. Youth workers develop and co-ordinate programmes aimed at engaging young people, redressing inequalities, empowering individuals and maximising their potential. Delivered by experienced and award-winning youth workers, this Youth and Community Work degree will prepare you for a career working with children and young people in a range of settings, helping them to enhance their personal, social and educational development. Throughout the Youth and Community Work course you will expand your knowledge and skills to include critical, analytical and reflective thinking within a youth and community work setting. Our strong partnerships with local employers provide work placement opportunities to enhance your learning and employability.