Taught course

Youth and Community Work, Professional Studies

University of Huddersfield · Department of Education and Community Studies

Entry requirements

A degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Suitably experienced applicants without a degree will be considered. Commitment to the values of youth and community work and to the requirements of the course. Suitable and relevant current job/voluntary placement of at least 14 hours per week during Year 1 (Youth and Community Route only). Some relevant experience in a paid or voluntary basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for those seeking a professional qualification in Youth and Community Work that is validated by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Work.

You'll explore informal education and community development with young people and communities and you will build your knowledge of social policies and practices, including those surrounding discrimination and the promotion of equality. A significant amount of your learning also takes place whilst on placement. This course helps you progress into a diverse range of youth and community settings including youth and community work, youth offending, substance misuse, housing and alternative education.For those successfully completing the PgDip, you can progress to complete the full MA qualification.

You'll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we've been ranked in the top five in the Guardian Guide for Education for the sixth year running. The course is supported by a team of senior lecturers who are also JNC recognised and who have extensive experience of youth and community work practice in the field.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries (D342/D109PT)
+44 (0)1484 478249