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The overall aim is to produce qualified Community Youth Workers to undertake key roles to the required professional standard.

Summary

Successful completion of the level 7 PG Dip Community Youth Work equips the graduate with the professional qualification. They will have developed a critical understanding of a complex body of knowledge. The graduate will have developed reflective, analytical and problem-solving skills suitable for a range of employment opportunities in the profession. The graduate will be able to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions, to reach sound judgements, and to communicate effectively. Completion of the PG Dip Community Youth Work enables graduates to complete the MSc by dissertation (1 year)

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AWARDING BODY: Ulster University TEACHING INSTITUTION: Ulster University LOCATION: Magee (P/T) ACCREDITED BY North South Education Training Standards (NSETS) FINAL AWARD: PG Dip Community Youth Work with professional recognition (option to proceed to MSc (one year part-time) MODE OF ATTENDANCE: Part Time SPECIALISMS: EFFECTIVE FROM: September 2018

The overall aim is to produce qualified Community Youth Workers to undertake key roles to the required professional standard.

Our vision is for a shared society where young people are equal partners. Community Youth Work training aims to provide educational experiences through a purposeful, relational presence between youth workers, young people and their communities which enables young people to have meaningful opportunities, resources and support to exert influence individually and collectively in their society.

Post Graduate Diploma COMMUNITY YOUTH WORK leading to option of (MSc)

After successful completion of the level 7 PG Dip Community Youth Work graduate will have the professional qualification and graduates will have developed a critical understanding of a complex body of knowledge. The graduate will have developed reflective, analytical and problem-solving skills suitable for a range of employment opportunities in the profession. The graduate will be able to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions, to reach sound judgements, and to communicate effectively.

Attendance

One day weekly, currently Tuesday (2018/2019) at Magee campus.

Start dates

  • September 2018
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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Entry Requirements

  • an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, or the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognized as being of an equivalent standard; or
  • an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and

(A) Part-time Mode

Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Specific requirements for admission are detailed below. Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). The initial offer standard may vary from year to year.

It is a requirement of the course that students are working 16 hours per-week in a Community Youth Work setting.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

There are a range of career options available to graduates and these include opportunities across the statutory and community and voluntary sectors. The following key duties for professional youth workers are identified in the JNC Report (Extract from Joint Education Services Circular (JESC) No 166 JNC Report Appendix IV, pg 56): Performing all the duties in the First and Second Levels for Youth Support Workers; Managing and developing a range of services; Developing staff and facilities; Working with other agencies to develop services across the community; Leading project development and implementation; Management responsibility for staff. The NSETS Committee will expect that all submissions for professional endorsement will build the necessary capacity to meet the requirements listed above.

A graduate should have the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, and decision making in complex and unpredictable circumstances. At this exit point graduates will be qualified Community Youth Workers equipped to undertake key roles to the required standard.

Professional recognition

North/South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS)

Endorsed by the North/South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS) (JNC Recognised) for the purpose of professional qualification.

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How to apply Request a prospectus

Start dates

  • September 2018

Contact

Breda Friel

School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.

Magee Campus

Room MF007

T: +44 28 7167 5765

E: bn.friel@ulster.ac.uk

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences