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Youth, Community and Families BA (Hons) / FdAUniversity College Birmingham
Youth, Community & Families
Awarded by: University of Birmingham
If you are interested in a career supporting young people and their families, this course will provide you with an excellent start.
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to apply for a wide variety of jobs working with young people and families within local communities. It equips students to deliver targeted services to families within the social welfare, community development, health and education sectors. Increasingly, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations need highly-trained professionals with the flexibility to work effectively within an integrated and multi-agency environment.
You will be given the opportunity to explore specialist areas within the sector such as sexual health, substance misuse and rehabilitation, homelessness, community arts, sports projects and working with young people involved in the criminal justice system. This means you can study more of what interests you and tailor your qualification to a chosen area of industry.
Why should I choose this course?
You will learn practical and professional skills, both in the classroom and through practical placement opportunities throughout the Program.
You will develop advanced interpersonal skills that are vital for success in the youth and community sector.
You will work with a range of service providers who support children, young people and families.
You will examine current events within the industry that are influencing how society works with young people and families.You will undertake an individual research project, as well as having the opportunity to study a specialist area of your choice.
All new students studying a full-time, undergraduate or PGCE course, paying fees at the maximum rate (£9,250), and with a student status of Home, EU or Channel Isles are eligible to receive £300 per year via the Kick-Start Scheme. To find out more about how these funds can support your studies and your future career, and to find out if you are eligible for an additional £500 per year, visit Kick-Start FAQs.
Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.
- Academic Skills (SEHC)
- Democratic and Inclusive Practice
- Developing Community-Based Organisations
- Policies and Practice
- Professional Practice in Work with Youth, Community and Families
- Understanding Self and Others in Practice
- Ethics in Practice
- Interpersonal Communication Skills for Managing The Professional Environment
- Research For Enquiry
- Working with Communities
Plus one option from:
- Working with Families
- Young People in Transition
Plus one option from:
- Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Mentoring for Learning
- Counselling and Guidance Skills for Practice
- Community Health
- Substance Misuse
- Enhancing Professional Practice in Work with Youth, Community and Families
- Leadership and Management in Community-Based Organisations
Plus one option from:
- Alternative Practice
- Youth and Community Development
In the final year students will have the option of choosing one of the following research modules:
- Professional Engagement
- Research Project (SEHC)
The modules listed on the website for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. Unless otherwise stated, the modules listed above for this course are for students starting in the academic year 2020/21. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules and if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.
BA (Hons) Youth, Community and Families
Upon successful completion of this course, previous students have gone on to work in youth work and community development, local neighbourhood organisations and work within schools, charitable organisations and children’s centres.
Students graduating with this degree have also developed specialisms enabling them to undertake targeted work with groups and individuals in a range of areas such as:
- Mental health
- Child sexual exploitation (CSE)
- Alternative education
- Looked after children
- Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
If you would like to continue your study after graduation, UCB offers postgraduate study at PGCE and MA/PG Dip level.
hired@UCB is our student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills.
Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, the hired@UCB team comprises specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of:
- Careers advice and guidance
- Placements, work experience and volunteering
- Employer engagement
- Part-time and seasonal work
- Internships and apprenticeships
- Graduate schemes and alumni support
- Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency
About this institute
University College of Birmingham
Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham (UCB) is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with...
Why study at University College Birmingham
Why Choose Us?
Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.
It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.
So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?
The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.
The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.
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