BA (Hons) Children, Young People and Families


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“The College will challenge you to become a better thinker and develop you to become a better person.”

 

Mitch Graham, student and youth worker

Welcome to the new BA (Hons) Children, Young People and Families

Apply online here or Download the application form

The programme is approved by the National Youth Agency, thus providing eligibility to practice as a professionally qualified Youth Worker, recognized by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). The qualification is also transferrable to a wide range of careers working with young people, families and communities.

The studies are informed by the College’s value base and commitment to social justice. We encourage and support reflective and professional practice, whilst placing a strong emphasis on the integration of theory and practice.

We use a blended distance learning approach delivered over 3 years that combines a rich mix of lectures, study days, online resources, phone and email support. Study days and residentials include workshops, guest speakers, one to ones and group supervision.

Why study with us?

The BA (Hons) degree course provides:

  • A range of challenging experiences that will enhance your practice
  • Flexible study that can fit around work, life or other commitments
  • Experienced tutors and supervisors interested in your experience and learning style
  • An affordable means to build your competence (it offers competitive rates compared to other courses)
  • Opportunities to develop practice in international contexts

Graduates will be able to pursue a professional youth work career in a variety of settings – the skills, approach and reflective practice you develop with the College are highly transferable to a wide range of careers − but have special relevance for those supporting learning and development in social work agencies, schools and colleges, residential settings, youth work, in community-based organisations, and the growing diverse field of youth work.

You can find more detail about the course content, commitment and costs here.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please call Simon Frost on 020 7540 4917 or email s.frost@ymca.ac.uk or call Emma McLaren on 020 7540 4926 or email e.Mclaren@ymca.ac.uk

Apply online here or Download the application form