Campus : Birmingham
UK/EU tuition fees : £8,830 per year
Course length : 3 years full-time, 3 days a week

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If you are interested in a career supporting young people and their families, this course will provide you with an excellent start.yOUTH WORKAWARDS

You will be given the opportunity to explore specialist areas within the sector such as sexual health, substance misuse and rehabilitation, homelessness, community arts, sports projects and working with young people involved in the criminal justice system. This means that you can study more of what interests you and tailor your qualification to a chosen area.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to apply for a wide variety of vocational positions working with young people and families within local communities. Students are equipped to deliver targeted services to families within the social welfare, community development, health and education sectors. Increasingly, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations need highly trained professionals with the flexibility to work effectively within an integrated and multi-agency environment.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will be taught practical and professional skills, including managing activities and people.
  • You will develop advanced interpersonal skills that are vital for success in the youth and community sector.
  • You will be able to work with a range of services in order to support children and vulnerable young people.
  • You will examine current events within the industry that are influencing how society works with young people and families.
  • You will undertake an individual research project as well as having the opportunity to study a specialist area of your choice.

Year 1

  • Academic Skills (SEC)
  • Emotional Intelligence in Practice
  • Managing Activities and People
  • Policies in Action
  • The Professional at Work 1

Year 2

  • Developing Interpersonal Skills
  • Research Methods in Action
  • The Professional at Work 2


  • Dynamics in Families
  • Supporting Transition
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Substance Misuse
  • Working with Gangs
  • Community Studies
  • Family Wellbeing
  • Mentoring for Learning

Year 3

  • Contemporary Issues in Social Context
  • Youth and Community Development

Plus one option from:

  • Counselling and Guidance Skills
  • Learning Disability
  • Offender Management
  • Understanding Management
  • International Perspectives Working with Young People, Communities and Families
  • Healthy Communities
  • Managing Mentoring
  • Philosophy of Education

Research option

In the final year students will have the option of choosing one of the following research modules:

  • Professional Engagement
  • Research Project (SEC)

Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

An appropriate level 3 qualification

GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C grades or equivalent

Students must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Applying for this course is very easy. Simply fill out the details below and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options and complete your application with you.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support