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Children, Youth and Community

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Places still available for September 2018

Leeds Beckett University still has a number of places available for those who currently work in, or want to join, the Children and Young People's workforce. Our BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Development course is validated by the National Youth Agency (NYA) and leads to a professional qualifications for youth and community workers.

Our BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families course is for students seeking a career working with children, young people and families in a variety of settings, helping those they work with to achieve their full potential.

The BA (Hons) Childhood Development & Playwork course is designed for those wishing to specialise in the study and application of play in children's development and learning. On the course students will examine the sociology and psychology of children and childhood, focusing on the importance of play in the development of the child.

We are proud that our courses are shaped by the latest practises and our teaching responds quickly to new policy. Our students graduate with up-to-date expertise, increasing their employability and managerial prospects.

Our courses allow students to explore their interests and shape their learning towards a particular career path through the study of a variety of optional modules. For Youth Work and Community Development and Working with Children, Young People and Families, this may involve drama and the creative arts or outdoor & adventurous activities. For Playwork students, undergraduates can choose modules specialising in the fields of playwork, for example play therapy, playful pedagogy and policy development.

All of our courses involve a significant amount of work-related learning. This provides students the opportunity to gain invaluable experience putting their learning into practise, working with a wide range of organisations and potential employers in a variety of settings, both in the UK and overseas. Previous students have spent their placements in India, South Africa, Finland, the USA, Ghana and China.

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