Taught course

Youth and Community Work

Institution
Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Education
Qualifications
PGDipMA

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Entry requirements

PG Diploma in Youth and Community Work:

- Applicants should have a minimum of 200 hours of direct experience in the field of youth and community work; community development work or associated occupational groups.

- In addition, applicants should normally possess a degree or a or a relevant professional qualification. Practitioners who do not have a first degree, but who have considerable professional experience can apply for exceptional entry. Please contact the Programme Director to discuss this further.

MA:

- Applicants should have a minimum of 200 hours of direct and recent experience in the field of youth and community work; community development work or associated occupational groups.

- In addition, applicants should normally possess a degree or a or a relevant professional qualification. Practitioners who do not have a first degree, but who have considerable professional experience can apply for exceptional entry. Please contact the Programme Director to discuss this further.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our postgraduate programme in Youth and Community Work at Cardiff Met is professionally endorsed by the Education Training Standards (ETS) Wales and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers.

Students on this programme tend to develop into a highly supportive, friendly and analytical professional group. On completion, graduates will significantly enhance their employment opportunities in the field of youth and community work.

There are two study options available:

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work (with JNC professional endorsement)

This professionally endorsed award is particularly suitable for graduates who have found themselves working in the field of youth and community work and who wish to gain a professional qualification. The Pg Dip requires students to undertake two separate professionally supervised placements in the field of youth and community work. Students can study the programme on either a part-time or a full-time basis, attending the university to undertake the taught modules and tutorials. The course is endorsed by Education Training Standards (ETS Wales) for youth work.

MA Education: Youth and Community Work (with JNC professional endorsement)

This programme has a professionally endorsed Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community work embedded within it. The course offers students the opportunity to gain a full academic MA as well as a professional qualification in youth and community work.

As with the PG Dip in Youth and Community work it is particularly suitable for graduates who have found themselves working in the field of youth and community work and who wish to gain a professional qualification. The programme requires students to undertake two separate professionally supervised placements in the field of youth and community work. Students can study the MA on either a part-time or a full-time basis, attending the university to undertake the taught modules and tutorials. The course is endorsed by Education Training Standards (ETS) Wales) for youth work.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Team
Email
askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Phone
029 2041 6044