We specialize in work with children, young people, families and communities. All of our courses are designed for flexible study and learning while you work, care or undertake other commitments.

core studies (levels 1-3) | undergraduate studies (levels 4-6) | post-graduate studies (level 7) | short courses and events

Core studies

All our core courses lead to professional qualification – many in both youth work and community learning and development

Level 1

Introduction to youth work

Level 2

Certificate in Youth Work Practice

Level 3 (level 6 in Scotland)

Youth work practice (37 credits)


Informal education (54 credits)

Helping, mentoring and community learning (54 credits)

Outdoor learning (54 credits)

Community sports development (54 credits)

Christian work with young people and communities (54 credits)

Social pedagogy and work with vulnerable young people (54 credits)

Social pedagogy in specialist education settings (54 credits)


Access to Higher Education Diploma (Informal Education and Community Learning and Development) (60 credits)


Applying for level 3 diploma courses + fee information

Undergraduate studies


Post-graduate studies


Short courses and events



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