Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Youth Work and Community Development (JNC)

Learn the real, practical skills you need to transform lives for the better and gain a professional youth and community work qualification, valid anywhere in the world.

Youth Work and Community Development (JNC)

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

This course gives you a gateway into a rewarding career, a career that can take you anywhere in the UK or overseas.

Locally, nationally and globally, young people and communities are having to deal with difficult and challenging situations. Learn the skills you need to help them, and yourself, rise to those challenges.

You’ll undertake placements in a wide variety of settings and work with individual young people, as well as with groups and the wider community. This includes young offenders, drug services, environmental agencies and outdoor education centres.

Your qualification is validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). These bodies endorse professional qualifications for youth and community workers.

You’ll build real practical skills:

  • Through an extensive range of taught modules
  • By completing 800 hours of assessed youth and community practice placements

You’ll also have the opportunity to transfer to the BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families or BSc (Hons) Social Care, Justice & Recovery course on completion of your first year, without the need to repeat modules.

Studying in Leeds gives you access to diverse placements, ranging from rural communities to multi-cultural suburbs. You can take a pre-planned placement in India, South Africa or New York. Alternatively, you can set up your own placement in any area you wish.

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Why study Youth Work and Community Development at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professional accreditation
  2. Study abroad options
  3. Placement opportunities 
  4. Work on real-life projects

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (JNC) Find out what it’s like to study the course at Leeds Beckett University.