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1 BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work Open day presentations Claire Marsden Course Leader Youth and Community Work

2 Overview Life in Youth and Community Work Studying Youth and Community Work at Sheffield Hallam Fees and Funding Entry requirements and what we're looking for Questions

3 Life in Youth and Community Work Need to be confident, resilient and self reliant Requires thoughtfulness and tact Excellent communication skills needed Young people are hard to reach - you must engage with them Youth work also involves contact with families and an understanding of the impact families have A degree is now essential to work in a youth setting

4 Sheffield Hallam University Key Facts 30,000 students 4,000 staff We have some of the UK's best and most modern campuses and facilities, based in the City and Collegiate State-of-the-art learning and IT A varied and lively student population includes over 3,000 international students We work with over 25 professional bodies including the National Youth Agency

5 Youth and Community Work at Sheffield Hallam Accredited by the National Youth Agency Staff have a range of Youth and Community backgrounds which shapes our courses Developed in partnership with employers: Youth Association of South Yorkshire Local Authorities Connexions Endeavour

6 About the Course 3 years Reflects national policies and Government agenda Emphasis on learning by experience Up to 20 weeks on placement each year Youth Clubs, Advice Centres, Youth Offending Teams, Schools…. We help you find placements Great way to build links for future employment

7 About the Course Innovative Assessments to develop key skills Writing a funding bid Mock supervision of staff Placement Portfolios Facilitating an educational group work session Variety of teaching methods Group work, lectures, seminars, presentations, practical work ‘Shuspace’ & e-Learning Problem based learning and interaction Independent learning Inter-professional learning

8 Year One Modules Personal/Professional Development Equality, Diversity, Rights and Responsibilities Safeguarding Children and Young People Understanding People and Communities Introduction to Inter-professional Practice Communication and People Skills Work-Based Learning 1

9 Year two modules Contemporary Issues in Youth and Community work Personal and Professional Development 2 Developing Collaborative Practice Young People and Community Development Professional Issues in Youth and Community Work Work-based Learning 2 Evaluating Evidence to Inform Practice

10 Year three modules Community Profile Management and Leadership Capable Collaborative Work Work based Learning 3 Integrated Study

11 Support for Students Every student has a personal tutor Student support officers based in University Placement team and placement tutors visit students University student support services –Study support –Counselling –Accommodation, –Chaplaincy –Finance Disability Support Team

12 Fees and Funding Yearly tuition fees of around £3,290 Sheffield Hallam bursaries available For students receiving a full maintenance grant or special support grant For students at our partner schools and colleges More information on fees and grants: Fees and Funding talk: 12.45 - 1.15pm in Herbert Wing, Hall 2 Finance stand all day in Heart of the Campus for individual enquiries

13 What we're looking for Confidence, enthusiasm and resilience Commitment to the principles and purpose of the profession Excellent communication skills An understanding of the career At least 100 hours of work experience with young people aged 13-19

14 Entry Requirements School and College leavers 160 points from at least two A-levels or one A level and two AS levels (excluding general studies). Alternative qualifications e.g. BTECs are accepted GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above

15 Professional Requirements Attendance and conduct is monitored 80% minimum attendance to pass the course Criminal Records Bureau check

16 Application Process Research Youth and Community Work and gain work experience Apply through UCAS by 15 January 2011 If shortlisted, attend an interview day at Sheffield Hallam –Written Test –Individual Interview Use firm and insurance offers to your advantage

17 To find out more… National Youth Agency: Informal education website: Read The Art of Youth Work by Kerry Young

18 Useful Contacts Pete Ashworth (Admissions Tutor) General Enquiries 0114 225 5555

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