Taught course

Youth and Community Work

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Children, Youth and Community

Entry requirements

Applicants must have experience (paid, voluntary, full-time or part-time) of youth and community work and a relevant first degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate diploma can be studied on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) basis. It provides the perfect learning platform for experienced youth workers to concentrate on their professional development, exploring and analysing social education strategies and community development with critical reflection. Students also work to understand the policies and practices which aim to counter discrimination and encourage equality in the community.

This dynamic course offers an in-depth look at the profession in its current state, encouraging students to identify new strategies which can bring about positive change in the future. The course leads to a nationally recognised qualification from the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), as part of the University’s continued commitment to boosting students’ employability and professional confidence.

This intensive course helps students to understand how communities function and how they change according to political, social and economical changes. Students are encouraged to explore historical and contemporary evidence and theory to develop a well-rounded, expert approach to youth and community work.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700