Taught course

Youth and Community Work

University of Cumbria · School of Social Work and Applied Behavioural Studies

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.

Months of entry


Course content

We instil a fundamental belief that young people and communities deserve high quality and professional workers. You'll develop a commitment and desire to promote social justice. The course gives new and experienced staff a chance to reflect on the current and changing experience of young people, particularly those facing multiple disadvantages, and to explore what the best youth work process should be.

All students must complete a full-time placement and a further 148-hour placement during their time on the course. It is possible for students working in a Youth and Community work setting to use their place of employment as their substantive placement.

Our team of academic staff have substantial youth and community work experience, offering a positive student experience that builds on your strengths. With full or part-time options available, you'll be able to learn at the right pace for you. Start towards becoming a Nationally Qualified Youth and Community Worker and go onto bigger things in your career!

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 11 44