Youth & Community Work (JNC)
Rated silver in Teaching Excellence Framework
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: 2019
UCAS Tariff: 112
Duration: 3 YRS (FT) 6 YRS (PT)
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.
You will learn youth work methods, values and engagement skills for working with individuals and groups to support their personal, social and political development.
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.
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 42 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 foundation year BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (JNC) (with foundation year) UCAS code: 4KWS
The lectures: learning new concepts and being able to discuss these with lecturers and my fellow students is what i enjoyed most about my course.