This part-time course covers the same topics as our full-time course with the same title (code L522).
Sunderland has a successful 30-year record of training youth workers. Our course is validated by the National Youth Agency and successful completion allows you to become a professionally qualified youth worker.
Work-based learning and placements form almost 50% of the course. The necessary placements are usually on at least a three day a week basis. There are 4 modules of practice and you will have to undertake at least one of these outside your current workplace.
The course is delivered through 3-15 hours a week of contact time at the University of Sunderland, plus independent study. Core modules are currently only taught during the day. It takes up to six years to complete.
The benefits of being professionally qualified include greater scope for careers and self-development. You will also be able to access higher levels within the salary scales set by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers.
During the course you will cover key theories of youth work, management, supervision, research rigour, group work and the policy context. You will also develop your practical skills in working effectively with young people and families.