Taught course

Youth and Community Work/Education: Managing Community Practice

Institution
Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Education
Qualifications
PGDipMA

Entry requirements

MA: Applicants should be experienced practitioners in the fields of community work, community development, youth work and other associated professional and occupational groups. Applicants should normally possess a degree or a relevant professional qualification. Practitioners who do not have a first degree, but who have considerable professional experience can apply for exceptional entry. The qualification may enhance professional confidence and analytical skills for those wishing to enhance their current practice, those seeking promotion, and those seeking to further their interests in research or policy work.

PgD: 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 related professional qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

​MA Education: Managing Community Practice: This programme is designed to enhance the professional practice of experienced practitioners by facilitating a critical and reflective approach to management, staff development, innovatio​n and researching practice. Many of the modules are taught interprofessionally including colleagues from community work, youth work, teaching, PRUs and health in both voluntary and statutory sectors. This provides for rich interprofessional learning and reflects the practice realities of interprofessional working.

PgD in Youth and Community Work: This professionally endorsed award is particularly suitable for graduates who have increasingly 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 supervised placements in the field of youth and community work. Students attend university on one evening a week where they undertake taught modules and tutorials. Students on this programme tend to develop into a highly supportive, friendly and analytical professional group. The course is currently endorsed by ETS (Wales) for youth work and is seeking endorsement for community development from Community Development Cymru.​

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months

MA

part time
36 months

Course contact details

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