About the course
The Youth and Community Development Studies is for experienced youth and community development work practitioners seeking to further develop their knowledge and understanding of their practice and the rapidly changing contexts in which they work.
It is suitable for staff in local authorities, the NHS, voluntary and third sector, and NGOs who use group work, informal learning, outreach and community work as part of their role; particularly those working with young people and adults often labelled as hard to reach.
The course attracts professionals worldwide from a variety of settings, including; parenting education, youth work, children’s centres, sexual health, drug abuse, housing and homelessness, youth offending, mental health, community development and domestic violence.
- Opportunities to study full-time or flexible part-time, largely via distance learning, alongside work makes this course particularly attractive to qualified practitioners and international students
- The course facilitates the development of innovative, progressive practitioners able to engage reflectively with concepts and practices of social justice and equality
- Choose from three specialist pathways and tailor your learning relevant to your career interests
- We have an international reputation in the field, with more than 50 years’ professional training experience
- Our experienced practitioner and research-based staff, and diverse range of practice-related modules, enable you to achieve planned change; ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice and initiatives
- Achieve planned change and increase your employment opportunities, with flexible distance learning, allowing study alongside work.