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14 Aug 20
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Are you passionate about helping others and creating a real impact on your community and younger people in particular? If so, you can acquire the right skills needed to make a real difference in this rewarding career by studying community development and youth at the University of Bolton.
The university is ranked number one in the North West for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2020. Our Faculty of Health and Wellbeing is dedicated to providing you with the best education and support so that you can make your mark as a community or youth worker.
Some of our courses are accredited by the National Youth Agency (NYA), Education Standards Board for Community Development Learning (ESB) and professionally recognised by Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for youth and community workers, offering a solid foundation for your professional development and future career prospects.
We have excellent links with over 70 partners and external agencies, so we can offer a wide variety of placement options.
For instance, you could undertake a placement in one of the following environments:
Youth and community centres
Alternative education projects
Health, leisure and youth training schemes
Detached, outreach and mentoring projects
Our dynamic community development and youth work courses lead to a variety of rewarding careers. Whether you are seeking a career within education or social activity to increase inclusion and wellbeing for young people and communities, you will learn approaches that can be applied to diverse social, professional and academic fields. Here is what you can expect from the courses:
Significant fieldwork experience, with placements providing community development and youth work experience.
Focus on understanding the theories and approaches that can be applied to diverse social, professional and academic fields. This is done through group activities, collaboration, community action, social justice, management, supervisory and multi-agency working.
Structured courses that are designed to help develop transferable skills that will enable you to contribute to a future workforce.
Some of the potential job roles that can be pursued after studying these courses include (please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry):
Community development worker
Family support worker
Community education officer
Targeted youth support
Young people's supported housing
Hospital youth work
College support worker
A wide range of roles in the voluntary sector
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team are here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and wellbeing, disability support or anything else you may need.