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BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work (JNC)

Youth & Community Work (JNC)

1st in Wales

for learning community*

800 Hours

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: L593

Year of entry: 2020

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 3 YRS (FT) 6 YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?

This exciting course is specially designed for those wanting to work positively with children, young people, marginalised groups and communities. It has been ranked first in Wales for learning community in the National Student Survey 2019 (WGU analysis of National Survey of Students 2019).

You will:

  • learn youth work methods, values and engagement skills for working to support individuals and groups with their personal, social and political development
  • gain a professional youth work qualification endorsed by Education Training Standards Wales
  • spend over a third of your time in placement activities 
  • be able to register with the Education Workforce Council in Wales as a Youth Worker upon successful completion of the course
  • have opportunities for a part-funded placement through the Erasmus programme
  • enjoy the benefits of studying in a department with 43 years’ experience, links with employers across North Wales, North West England, and the Midlands, and partnerships with organisations across the statutory, voluntary and third sector
  • have 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 to the full degree and JNC Qualification*.

*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 foundation year BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (JNC) (with foundation year)  UCAS code: 4KWS


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