Delivered by experienced and award-winning youth workers, this youth and community work degree will prepare you for a career working with children and young people in a range of settings, helping them to enhance their personal, social and educational development. You could also qualify as a specialist in youth justice by choosing a specific pathway, which includes a bespoke Youth Justice module.
On successful completion of our youth work course, you’ll not only graduate with a degree, but with a professionally recognised qualification that is recognised UK-wide by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) and endorsed by Education and Training Standards Wales (ETS).
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Youth and Community Work courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
Our strong partnerships with local employers provide work placement opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills to include critical, analytical and reflective thinking within a youth and community work setting. Our students spend up to 700 hours on practice-based placements, ensuring hands-on experience of working with young people to talk about at interview.
Our Youth and Community degrees are professionally recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) and endorsed by Education and Training Standards Wales (ETS), meaning you will graduate as a fully qualified youth and community worker.
99% of our Youth and Community Work graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Graduate Survey, DLHE 2018). Our degrees equip you to become a professional youth and community worker. Modules taught at USW have clear outcomes that are specifically linked to the skills employers want from graduates giving you confidence to succeed in your chosen profession.
With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.