Taught course

Childhood, Youth and Family Studies: Youth Work Pathway

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution

Months of entry


Course content

Childhood, Youth and Family Studies: Youth Work Pathway is aimed specifically for those wanting to work with young people in a variety of settings. It will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue or develop your career in youth work.

Key features

  • This course is validated by the National Youth Agency and therefore has a professional JNC award in youth work
  • You will need to complete 400 practice hours across 9 months if studying full-time, or two years if studying part-time. If you are not currently in practice, then we can help support you to find a placement

Career opportunities

This course is designed to enable you to enhance your career prospects by broadening and deepening your knowledge and understanding of lives of young people and the services available to them. Students often go on to work in areas such as youth work, community development or educational settings with a specialism that focuses on young people. This course also helps students to progress into more senior positions and further develop their practice or go on to become policymakers.

Areas of study may include:

  • Dimensions of Childhood, Youth and Families
  • Effective and Ethical Practice when Working with Children, Young People and Families
  • Professional Practice Portfolio – this unit supports you in your placement
  • Coaching and Mentoring Practice
  • Contextual Safeguarding: Theoretical foundations and practical implications
  • Critical Consideration in Relationship and Sex Education
  • Young People, Group Offending and Violent Crime

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 073