Youth workers promote the personal, educational and social development of young people aged between 7 – 19 years and may also work with young people with learning difficulties up to the age of 25. Youth workers respond to the needs and interests of young people and work in a range of environments from youth centres to schools and colleges.
This course explores the theory, policy and practice of youth work equipping learners with all the the necessary practical skills and knowledge to make a difference in their community by offering help and guidance to underprivileged or disaffected youths.
For those who have a genuine regard for our youth and a desire to contribute to effective work; this is the right course for you.
Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.
This is a part time blended learning course. Delivery is via a combination of distance learning modules and modules delivered by attending some workshops. The workshops will be delivered over 4 weekends. Learners can start their distance learning modules at any stage and should aim to complete the course within 2 years- many complete the course within 1 academic year. The workshops are compulsory.
Course Content Modules
The following modules are compulsory;
1. Understanding youth work
2. Working with young people
3. Young people and society
5. Work Experience
Students can choose 3 modules from these 4;
6. Human growth and development
7. Social studies
8. Exercise and fitness
9. Care provision and practice