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Youth and Community Work (with JNC Recognition) - MSc

Youth and Community Work (with JNC Recognition) - MSc

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Full time | Holloway | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Community Work Youth Studies Youth Work Children / Youth (Social Work)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why study this course?

This Youth and Community Work (with JNC recognition) MSc is a National Youth Agency (NYA) and Endorsements Standards Board (ESB) approved qualification. The course leads to Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) recognition, which means you’ll become a JNC-qualified Professional Youth Worker and Community Development Practitioner when you successfully complete the course.

If you already hold JNC recognition, or have an existing Level 6 qualification from either the National Youth Agency (NYA) or the Endorsement and Quality Standards Boards for Community Development Learning (ESB), please see our Youth and Community Work (Advanced Practice) MSc instead.

More about this course

If you’re looking to start your career in the sector or want to increase your employment opportunities, this is the perfect course for you.

You may be working as a youth and/or community worker already in the voluntary, public or independent sector. This course will lead to JNC recognition, which can open the door to opportunities in this sector.

Recent graduates are now employed in full-time positions in youth and community work. Because of this, they’re now able to offer placements and JNC supervision in various voluntary and third-sector organisations.

Our Youth and Community Work master’s degree includes 400 hours of practical experience carried out via a placement, equipping you to meet industry requirements. You’ll spend a minimum of 50% of this time working with young people. Typically you’ll work closely with 13 to 19-year-olds, but this could be extended to 11 to 25-year-olds.

Drawing on the values of social justice and anti-oppressive practice, you’ll learn about theory, trauma-informed practice, policy and practice to help you develop a mix of academic and vocational skills. You’ll also learn about challenges facing the sector and develop key skills, such as pitching for funding, that will help you to work through these challenges.

Our course meets JNC requirements, adheres to the NYA code of conduct and Community Development National Occupational Standards (2015). This means you’ll gain in-depth understanding of professional boundaries and knowledge that supports sound and safe practice.

Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll understand professional requirements, and be able to identify oppression in all forms. On top of this, you’ll also be able to recognise true participation and use your voice effectively to represent young people and wider communities.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways including assignments, portfolios, presentations, podcasts, case study analysis, a dissertation and an assessed work placement.

You’ll be required to undertake one supervised and assessed practice referred to as ‘the placement’ during this course. This 400-hour hands-on experience can be carried out either at your own workplace (if in the youth and community sector) or we can help you arrange a work placement with current providers or ex-students.

A compulsory research module will introduce you to various research methods in preparation for your dissertation and placement. This 12,000 word dissertation will allow you to pursue a topic of your choice in-depth.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). The course is also validated by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning (ESB), which is the professional body for people working in community work and community development roles.

Modules

This module has been designed to ensure the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work and Community Development for practice-based learning are achieved by students at an advanced level.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,300

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You will be required to have: an undergraduate degree of second-class honours or above in a relevant social science subject or any youth and/or community related subject; GCSE English at grade C/4 minimum, or Key Skills Communication Level 2 and Numeracy Level 2, or equivalent; six-months' experience in a related area, such as paid or unpaid experience in community and youth work organisations or charities. We consider all applications on a case by case basis so even if you don't meet all of the requirements above, we may still consider your application. If you do not meet the undergraduate degree requirements but have an alternative qualification and extensive work experience in community and youth work, we would like to hear from you. In addition to the above, you'll also need to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a university interview.

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more

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