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Youth Work and Community Learning and Development PGDip

Youth Work and Community Learning and Development PGDip

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


16 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Community Development Youth Development Youth Work Community Work

Course type


Course Summary

This exciting advanced programme of study responds to the demands of the field to produce an enhanced current and critical exploration of youth work and community learning and development practice. It is a professional development route leading to a widely recognized postgraduate level qualification in these fields. If you can demonstrate that you are able to work at postgraduate level are interested in developing critically reflective responses to range of education and learning challenges and keen to mix rigorous academic study with reflective practice, then this programme is ideal for you. The programmes will have particular relevance for those looking to enhance their leadership and managerial profile within the field, contribute to the strategic development of their agencies and extend the depth and breadth of learning experiences with young people and in local communities. Possession of a highly regarded qualification at postgraduate level will enhance prospects of promotion into management and leadership roles. The PG Diploma offers preparation for a wide range of enhanced career opportunities.


Studies in Professional Youth Work
Strategic Leadership and Management
Youth Work and Community Learning and Development
Supervision Studies
Reflection on Professional Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

YMCA Staff are entitled to a 10% discount

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The College encourages and welcomes applications from all students able to benefit from the programmes offered. We consider all applications individually and take into account academic qualifications and professional experience. The usual entry requirement is the possession of a first degree (2.ii or above), you must also be able to demonstrate: The ability to reflect critically upon your experience and learn from it The capacity to participate in the learning process of the programme The ability to work constructively with the experience of others The commitment to work for equal opportunities and justice for all The ability to manage different aspects of your life The ability to communicate effectively both face-to-face and in writing You are working in an appropriate practice environment to the necessary level for the qualification you are applying for You have a satisfactory current DBS (CRB) check with enhanced disclosure