National Community Activists Network
A real people course in the North of England
Location: Bolton and Greater Manchester
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The University of Bolton is pleased to share its success in being the first University in the North West to provide a Community Development and Youth Work programme that has been professionally endorsed by the JNC for Youth Work and the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development (ESB).
The BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work/Studies has been designed with the ‘future’ in mind! Working in collaboration with key stakeholder’s the future context of community development and youth work has been explored and the future learning journey of our new programme designed in partnership with employers, students and professional bodies. The core values of community development and youth work are at the heart of and in the subjects, content and approaches to teaching and learning. Along with specialist modules that are also available to you as professional development modules such as: Working with Individuals and Groups in Communities, Housing and Homelessness, Global Youth Work and Sustainable Communities, Enabling Healthy Communities, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, Management Governance and Organisational Development for example.
The BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work/Studies is a 3 year degree programme with a twist - it has two study pathways. One pathway is professionally endorsed by the above professional bodies and consists of fieldwork practice over 3 years of study, whilst the degree offers fieldwork placements in two years.
Work-based learning through fieldwork placements and the development of knowledge and skills for practice is at the heart of both degree pathways, and the programme provides all students with opportunities to apply knowledge and develop practice skills under the guidance of an experienced practitioner, and opportunities to connect theory to the reality of practice. Future employers are looking for people that can work in non-traditional, non- routine and creative environments, and they are looking for people who can develop strong relationships in unpredictable settings; our new programme and diverse range of fieldwork placement opportunities enable students to meet these requirements which enhances student employability in these changing environments.
In additional to this the University is at the heart of Bolton, which is a friendly and thriving town, it is close to food, leisure and entertainment amenities and also boast good transport links to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. The University of Bolton offer students a perfect place to study.
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