Taught course

Youth and Community Work (Initial Qualifying)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

• An undergraduate degree is normally required. • Exceptions may be made if you have considerable relevant work experience. This will be assessed via a written submission/portfolio of evidence and references as well as at the interview stage. • Evidence of 200 hours experience of direct work with children and young people. • Enhanced DBS check required.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma Youth and Community Work (Initial Qualifying) is designed for graduates from a relevant academic background and professions who wish to gain a Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) professional qualification in youth work, and a postgraduate qualification in less than a year.

The course is professionally endorsed by Education Training Skills Cymru (ETSC) and successful achievement of the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work (Initial Qualifying) leads to JNC professional youth worker status.

It also meets the professional development needs of a growing statutory and voluntary social and education sector and practitioners working in youth work, community development, health, education, social care and youth justice may be interested in this course.

This Postgraduate Diploma Youth and Community Work (Initial Qualifying) programme has been designed to reflect the professional, policy, social and cultural contexts that youth work within the UK, is currently engaged. You will learn about the principles and professional foundations of youth work alongside professional placements in two different youth work settings. Knowledge and understanding of ethics, reflection and safeguarding will underpin your practice. You will also learn about European models of practice with children and young people.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599