The Role of a Community Development Worker
15 Feb 21
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Working with young people and adults in your community can make a real difference to peoples lives. If you believe in youth work, want to run social projects or simply help others, then our BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Studies will set you on the right course.
This degree is a combination of academic study and work-based learning, blending together 200 hours of placement with research on topics such as social policy, community engagement and equality and diversity.
Your lecturers on this course are all passionate about Community Development and Youth studies, actively working with industry partners and agencies. This means you will have the option of choosing placements with over 70 organisations and learn about relevant, real-world concepts and how to implement them.
Flowing through this degree is a belief that personal and professional development is vital to each graduating leaving with all of the skills needed to make a difference.
We want each of our students to challenge inequality and discrimination in every setting and develop ideas about how youth work and social projects can enable community development. With this in mind, you will study under the guidance of experts who have spent their careers working for the good of society.
Studying with us
Our fundamental values of teaching quality and student satisfaction flow through every decision we make and every aspect of our university. We are proud to have been voted in the top 5 for Teaching Quality in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
We have invested in our friendly, inclusive campus located only 20 minutes away from Manchester, and an hour from Liverpool. Whether you want to focus on your studies, explore the creative North West or a combination of the two, we have everything you need.
For extra support, we offer our full-time Undergraduate students with 128 UCAS points, a scholarship worth £1,000. Find out more information about this and our other bursaries and scholarships by clicking here.
Our graduates have gone into a range of careers, including working in schools, youth and adult community projects, training schemes, charities and other areas of social work.
We prepare you for working in challenging environments, such as youth offender projects and you will graduate with the patience, understanding and expertise to manage these long term situations.
Aside from the Community Development and Youth studies, you will have the professional skills needed to confidently apply for jobs, such as communication and presentation skills.
Visit the course page now to find out more information and how to start your application today.