BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work (JNC) (with foundation year)
joint 1st in the UK
for student satisfaction*
800 hours supervised fieldwork practice with a placement in each year of study
Gain a JNC professional qualification in Youth Work alongside your degree
UCAS code: 4KWS
Year of entry: 2022
UCAS Tariff: 48
Duration: 4 YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
Why choose this course?
This is an exciting course, specially designed for those wanting to work positively with children, young people, marginalised groups and communities.
*The course is part of a subject area rated first in Wales for student satisfaction and joint 1st in the UK for graduate prospects in the Social Work subject league tables, Complete University Guide 2022.
*This course is part of a subject area rated 1st in Wales overall and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching in the Social Work subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022.
Successful completion of the Foundation Year will also lead to an Agored Cymru Level 2 & Level 3 Youth Work accreditation.
Through this course, you can gain a professional youth work qualification endorsed by Education Training Standards Wales with over a third of your time in placement activities. Successful completion of the course will allow you to register with the Education Workforce Council in Wales as a Youth Worker. There is also the option to study a faith-based route in the first year and exit with a Certificate in Higher Education Youth and Community Work (faith-based), or to top up the full degree and JNC Qualification*.
As well as placement opportunities in Wales and the UK, there are also opportunities for a part-funded placement through the Erasmus programme with a university in Europe.
The youth and community department at Wrexham Glyndwr University is regarded as the “home of youth work in Wales”, having offered education and training to the youth and community sector for more than 43 years. As such the department has excellent links with employers across North Wales, North West England, and the Midlands, and it works in partnership with organisations across the statutory, voluntary and third sector.
Please be aware it may be necessary to work outside of normal working hours, e.g. during evenings or over weekends, whilst on placement due to the nature of this profession.
*Students on the faith-based route that wish to gain the full JNC professional qualification will need to complete a further 20 credit module at level 4
You can also choose to study this course as a three-year degree (without a foundation year) BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (JNC) UCAS code: L593