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Work with Young People (BA)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Program overview
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Work with Young People (BA)

Focusing on young people, through a social-science lens, the BA Work with Young People takes an in-depth look at a wide range of current and contemporary challenges that young people face.

The transition into adulthood is often viewed as complex and challenging for many young people.

Some of the challenges that young people may face include:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Substance misuse
  • County Lines
  • Trauma
  • Children’s Rights
  • Health and Well-being

This exciting new degree program within UWTSD’s suite of young people focused programs explores these challenges. It also acknowledges how this transition period in a young person’s life is also an exciting chapter of development and of new opportunities which can broaden their horizons.

Links are made between theory, policy and practice in an applied manner. This enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding. A second year placement module explores ways to support young people.

Admission requirements

  • All applicants will be required to provide a satisfactory enhanced disclosure Child and Adult Workforce document from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • The program requirements are between 80 and 96 points and above, however entry to the program is based on individual merit.

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Program content

Level 3 (Foundation Year only)

  • Academic Survival Skills
  • An introduction to Youth Work Practice
  • An Introduction to University Life: flourishing as a student

Level 4

  • Academic Study Skills for Students
  • Professional Practice: Principles and Contexts of Work with Young People
  • Understanding Adolescence
  • Counselling Skills, Mindfulness and Therapeutic Practice
  • Young People and Society 1: Advocacy, Empowerment, Participation and Rights
  • Working with Young People, Communities and Families

Level 5

  • Social Research for Professional Practice
  • Supervision, Leadership and Management for Professionals
  • No one is too small to make a difference: Working with young people to create a climate of change.
  • Young People and Society 2:
  • Mental Health, Well-being and Adverse Childhood aExperiences
  • Focused Practice

Level 6

  • Dissertation
  • Skills for life: employability and future pathways
  • Young People in Focus
  • Young People and Society 3: Trauma, Exploitation and Toxic Childhood
  • Young People’s Well-being and Resilience

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

There are a range of career and employability opportunities for graduates of this degree within a rapidly expanding field. These include:

  • Youth Support in Local Authority projects as well as within voluntary organisations and charitable organisations
  • Work with organisations focussing on specific issues including substance misuse, youth homelessness and young adult carers
  • Youth Justice
  • Young People’s Peer Mentor
  • Young Person Support Worker
  • Advocate for Young People
  • Community Engagement
  • Family Support for young people with disabilities
  • Graduates can also engage in further Postgraduate study -
  • including UWTSD’s **PG Diploma/**MA Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed) -
  • This offers a professional qualification in Youth Work, to enable graduates to be employed as Youth Workers in a range of settings.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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