Youth and Community

Broadening Horizons through Youth Work

The BA Youth and Community Work is an exciting and practical programme which offers students a professional qualification employers want.

The programme is underpinned by youth work’s principles and values and offers students the opportunity to learn in the workplace. This programme is for people who are on the side of young people in society today.

The programme prepares students for a qualification which enables them to work with and support young people during adolescence and beyond.  This can be a challenging time for many young people, and having practitioners who are well-equipped with the theory and knowledge required to understand these challenges, and also the applied skills and experiences to respond, is key to meeting the needs of all young people.

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Undergraduate Courses

This course would be of particular interest to students who aspire for a career working with young people and to those wishing to develop their knowledge and experience of working with and supporting young people, families and communities

BA Youth and Community Work

The BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work programme offers a professional qualification to work with young people aged between 11 and 25 years old

The degree is underpinned by the core principles and values of youth work. The programme carries ETS Wales endorsement which is a JNC recognised qualification which is widely recognised across the world.

Key aspects of the programmes include:

  • Professional qualification which is recognised internationally
  • Placements in a variety of contexts
  • Bilingual lecturing staff who are professionally qualified youth workers, who are research active and with links to Welsh Government
  • Graduates with the applied skills, knowledge and experiences that employers want

Why choose UWTSD? 

  • Enthusiastic, supportive and bilingual staff who are professionally qualified in the field with recognised expertise.
  • UWTSD is the only place where you can study this degree through the medium of Welsh.
  • There is a practical and vocational focus to the course, with many opportunities to learn beyond the lecture room. Weekly ‘Experiential Learning Activities’ sessions provide students with the opportunity to up-skill. Set in a local youth centre, these sessions enable students to develop key employability skills and to engage in opportunities for further accreditation where possible.
  • Emphasis on individual personal and social development. Students also benefit from small group teaching in a supportive learning environment.
  • Study abroad opportunities.

Degrees in Youth and Community work prepare graduates for careers in:

  • Youth and community work.
  • Education Welfare Officers, or work in residential centres for children and young people.
  • Community education, youth justice, voluntary agencies and Local Health Board.
  • Family Engagement work, Substance Misuse Services, projects for homeless young people.
  • Postgraduate study/research.

Get in Touch

Angharad Lewis  

01267 676949 or email