Youth Work Practice (University Diploma)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 24/09/2018

The programme benefits those who are involved in work with young people in voluntary or paid roles to develop skills and knowledge in youth work practice. The programme is a nationally recognised qualification endorsed by the National Youth Agency and accredited by ABC Awards. This course is in partnership with Free2Talk and is a diploma on the QCF framework.

Course

Highlights

  • Dedicated and supportive teaching staff with industry experience.
  • Flexible schedule to fit around you.

Additional

Information

Assessments

The assessment strategy is designed to reflect the skills needed in youth work practice. Each learner will develop a Portfolio including evidence such as reflective journal, e-tivities, planning and evaluation tools, supervision records and feedback, visual or audio evidence, and annotated items.

Course Details

The Diploma in Youth Work Practice is a nationally recognised qualification at level 3 endorsed by the National Youth Agency and accredited by ABC Awards. The programme benefits those who are involved in work with young people in voluntary or paid roles, who want to develop skills and knowledge in youth work and have the opportunity to progress into higher education to pursue the attainment of a professional status.

The programme offers a blended learning approach which includes workshops, seminars and online resources and is led by experienced and qualified youth and community work professionals. Learners will develop a portfolio for assessment to demonstrate competencies and provide a record of practice.

Learners will enjoy use of the University of Northampton’s resources and gain advantage from the success in social enterprise AshokaU Changemaker campus, recognised for its success in integrating social enterprise in the learning environment.

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

On completion of your University Diploma, you will be able to extend your career.

Most students who complete the diploma go on to become leaders in Charge in Youth Work Practitioner posts, or progress into Higher Education to complete a professional level qualification in Youth and Community Work.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Learners must have worked (as an employee or volunteer) in an established youth work environment for a minimum of ten hours per week and have been supervised by a qualified worker and attained a Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice or equivalent and be DBS cleared

Supervisors must participate in an induction and evaluation event and commit to regular supervision of the learner

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

You will participate in taught sessions to develop knowledge and understanding which you will then apply in practice using the resources and tasks provided to demonstrate your skills.

Reading List
  • Batsleer, J. and Davies, B. (2010) What is Youth Work? Exeter: Learning Matters
  • Cottrell, S. (2013) The Study Skills Handbook 4th ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Gilchrist, R. (2011) Reflecting on the Past: Essays in the History of Youth and Community Work. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing Ltd
  • Jeffs, T. and Smith, M. (1987) Youth Work. Basingstoke : Macmillan Education
  • Sapin, K. (2009) Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice. London: Sage
  • Wood, J. Westward, S. and Thompson, G. (2015) Youth Work: Preparation for Practice. Abingdon: Routledge
  • Young, K. (2006) The Art of Youth Work. 2nd ed. Lyme Regis: Russell House / Children and Young People Now Youth and Policy

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £1,184 full course fee

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

If you have a Employer/Sponsor who is paying your fees and they require an invoice please visit the link and choose the option “Invoice to Employer”


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Updated 24/09/2018

  • The programme benefits those who are involved in work with young people in voluntary or paid roles to develop skills and knowledge in youth work practice. The programme is a nationally recognised qualification endorsed by the National Youth Agency and accredited by ABC Awards. This course is in partnership with Free2Talk and is a diploma on the QCF framework.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Dedicated and supportive teaching staff with industry experience.
    • Flexible schedule to fit around you.
  • The Diploma in Youth Work Practice is a nationally recognised qualification at level 3 endorsed by the National Youth Agency and accredited by ABC Awards. The programme benefits those who are involved in work with young people in voluntary or paid roles, who want to develop skills and knowledge in youth work and have the opportunity to progress into higher education to pursue the attainment of a professional status.

    The programme offers a blended learning approach which includes workshops, seminars and online resources and is led by experienced and qualified youth and community work professionals. Learners will develop a portfolio for assessment to demonstrate competencies and provide a record of practice.

    Learners will enjoy use of the University of Northampton’s resources and gain advantage from the success in social enterprise AshokaU Changemaker campus, recognised for its success in integrating social enterprise in the learning environment.

    Additional

    Information

    Assessments

    The assessment strategy is designed to reflect the skills needed in youth work practice. Each learner will develop a Portfolio including evidence such as reflective journal, e-tivities, planning and evaluation tools, supervision records and feedback, visual or audio evidence, and annotated items.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      On completion of your University Diploma, you will be able to extend your career.

      Most students who complete the diploma go on to become leaders in Charge in Youth Work Practitioner posts, or progress into Higher Education to complete a professional level qualification in Youth and Community Work.

  • Learners must have worked (as an employee or volunteer) in an established youth work environment for a minimum of ten hours per week and have been supervised by a qualified worker and attained a Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice or equivalent and be DBS cleared

    Supervisors must participate in an induction and evaluation event and commit to regular supervision of the learner

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

      • Batsleer, J. and Davies, B. (2010) What is Youth Work? Exeter: Learning Matters
      • Cottrell, S. (2013) The Study Skills Handbook 4th ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
      • Gilchrist, R. (2011) Reflecting on the Past: Essays in the History of Youth and Community Work. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing Ltd
      • Jeffs, T. and Smith, M. (1987) Youth Work. Basingstoke : Macmillan Education
      • Sapin, K. (2009) Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice. London: Sage
      • Wood, J. Westward, S. and Thompson, G. (2015) Youth Work: Preparation for Practice. Abingdon: Routledge
      • Young, K. (2006) The Art of Youth Work. 2nd ed. Lyme Regis: Russell House / Children and Young People Now Youth and Policy

    You will participate in taught sessions to develop knowledge and understanding which you will then apply in practice using the resources and tasks provided to demonstrate your skills.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £1,184 full course fee

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    If you have a Employer/Sponsor who is paying your fees and they require an invoice please visit the link and choose the option “Invoice to Employer”

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour