Have you thought about becoming a qualified youth worker? 

Do you already work with young people, but want to improve your skills, knowledge and experience? 

Or are you interested in starting or changing your career?

Becoming a professionally qualified youth worker at degree or postgraduate level will provide you with a myriad of skills, knowledge and experience enabling you to help young people reach their potential and thrive.

Watch our video to find out more.

Locations

Use the map or list below to find Colleges and Universities who offer a professional qualification in Youth Work, including BA (Hons.), Postgraduate Diploma and Masters.

University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work

Contact: Warren Smith
warren.smith@wlv.ac.uk

 

Plymouth Marjon University

PG in Youth and Community Work
BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Work

Contact
Sue Cooper
t: 01752 636 700 ext 5234
e: scooper@marjon.ac.uk

www.marjon.ac.uk

University Of Sunderland

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work Studies

Contact
Dan Connolly
t: 0191 515 2225
e: dan.connolly@sunderland.ac.uk

www.sunderland.ac.uk

MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work)

Contact
Liz Woolley
t: 0191 515 2000
e: Liz.Woolley@sunderland.ac.uk

www.sunderland.ac.uk

Nottingham Trent University

BA (Hons) Youth Work
MA Youth Work Leadership and Practice

Contact
t: 0115 941 8418
Ian Jones
e: ian.jones@ntu.ac.uk

Frances Howard
e: frances.howard@ntu.ac.uk

www.ntu.ac.uk

University of Northampton

MA Youth and Community Leadership

Contact
Jodie Low
e: Jodie.Low@northampton.ac.uk

Victoria Boulton

e: victoria.boulton@northampton.ac.uk

www.northampton.ac.uk

Newman University

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Admissions
t: (0)121 476 1181
e: admissions@newman.ac.uk 

Programme Leads
Paulette Sawyers
e: P.Sawyers@staff.newman.ac.uk

Mike Gilsenan
e: M.Gilsenan@staff.newman.ac.uk

www.newman.ac.uk

Nazarene Theological College

BA (Hons) in Theology (Youth and Community)

Admissions
t: 0161 438 3063 (general)
or 0161 438 1926 ext. 1917 (Louise Kenyon)
e: enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Anna Whitfield
e: awhitfield@nazarene.ac.uk 

www.nazarene.ac.uk

Moorlands College, Dorset

BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work)

Admissions
t: 01425 674500
e: admissions@moorlands.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Andy Du Feu
e: andy.dufeu@moorlands.ac.uk

www.moorlands.ac.uk

London Metropolitan University

MA/PG Dip Youth & Community Work

Contact
Áine Woods
t: 0207 1332938
e: a.woods1@londonmet.ac.uk

www.londonmet.ac.uk

 

BSc (hons) Youth Work

Contact
Baljeet Gill
b.gill@londonmet.ac.uk 

Liverpool Hope University

MA Youth and Community Studies

Admissions
t: 0151 291 3000
e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Tracy Ramsey
e: ramseyt@hope.ac.uk

www.hope.ac.uk

 

BA Youth Work and Community Development 

Programme Lead
Hayley Thomson
Thomsoh@hope.ac.uk

Leeds Beckett University (previously Leeds Metropolitan University)

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development
PG Dip in Youth Work and Community Development

Contact
t: 0113 812 3113 (Enquiries)
Alan Smith
e: a.s.smith@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Institute for Children Youth & Mission

  • BA (Hons) in Practical Theology (Community Youth Work)
  • PG. Dip / MA Youth and Community Work

Programme Lead
Robin Smith
e: robin.smith@cym.ac.uk

w: cym.ac.uk

University of Hull

BA (Hons) Education Studies: Youth and Community Work

Contact
Christine Smith
t: 01482 346 311
e: Christine.Smith@hull.ac.uk

www.hull.ac.uk

University Of Huddersfield

School of Education and Professional Development,
Queensgate,
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Admissions
t: 01484 422288
e: sepd@hud.ac.uk

Contact
Rajesh Patel
e: R.R.Patel@hud.ac.uk

www.hud.ac.uk

Goldsmiths College, University of London

PACE Community and Youth Work,
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work

Contact
David Woodger
t: 0207 919 7844
e: d.woodger@gold.ac.uk

PG Diploma/ MA Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work

Contact
Kalbir Shukra
t: 0207 919 7844
e: k.shukra@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk

University Of East London

School of Education, Stratford Campus,
Romford Road, Stratford,
London, E15 4LZ

BA (Hons) Youth Work

Contact
Paul Adams
t: 0208 223 6345
e: P.Adams@uel.ac.uk

www.uel.ac.uk

University Of Derby

College of Health and Social Care,
Social and Community Studies,
Britannia Mill, Mackworth Road,
Derby. DE22 3BL

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (with pathways)

Contact
Simon Williams
t: 01332 594084
e: s.williams@derby.ac.uk

www.derby.ac.uk

De Montfort University, Leicester

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
Hawthorn Building, The Gateway,
Leicester, LE1 9BH

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (not currently enrolling)

Admissions
t: 0116 257 7700
e: hls@dmu.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Chris Herriot
e: cherriot@dmu.ac.uk

Pg. Dip / MA Youth and Community Work Development (Distance Learning) (not currently enrolling)
Pg. Dip / MA Health & Community Development (Distance Learning) (not currently enrolling)

Admissions
t: 0116 257 7700
e: hls@dmu.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Dr Jagdish Chouhan
e: jchouhan@dmu.ac.uk

www.dmu.ac.uk

University Of Cumbria

Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (No longer enrolling new students)
PGC/PGD Youth Work and Community Development (No longer enrolling new students)
MA Youth Work and Community Development (No longer enrolling new students)

Contact
Admissions
t: 01524 384 384
e: ycw@cumbria.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Tracy Cowle
e: ycw@cumbria.ac.uk

www.cumbria.ac.uk

University of Central Lancashire

Preston, PR1 2HE

BA (Hons) Youth Work ad Community Practice

Contact
Jenny Lamb
t: 01772 201 201
e: JLamb1@uclan.ac.uk

www.uclan.ac.uk

University Of Brighton

A205, Checkland Building,
Farmer Campus,
Village Way,
Brighton BN19PH

BA (Hons) in Youth Work

Contact
Jane Melvin
t: 01273 641859
e: j.r.melvin@brighton.ac.uk

www.brighton.ac.uk

University Of Bolton

Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB

BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work

Contact
Andrea Walker
t: 01204 903604
e: a.walker2@bolton.ac.uk

www.bolton.ac.uk

Bishop Grosseteste University

Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

BA (Hons) Professional Studies Childhood and Youth (Youth Work Pathway)

Contact
Rachael Fell- Chambers
t: 01522 583914
e: Rachael.Fell@bishopg.ac.uk

www.bishopg.ac.uk

Birmingham City University

4 Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7BD

BA (Hons) Youth and Community

Contact
Chloe Dennis-Green
t: 0121 331 5000
e: Chloe.Dennis-Green@bcu.ac.uk

Sangeeta Soni
e: sangeeta.soni@bcu.ac.uk 

www.bcu.ac.uk

University Of Bedfordshire

Park Square, Luton,
Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU

MA/PG Dip Childhood, Youth and Family Studies

Youth Work Pathway Course Lead
Tina Salter
e: tina.salter@beds.ac.uk
01582 743762

 

www.beds.ac.uk

Birmingham City University

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work and Communities

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4 Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7BD

BA (Hons) Youth and Community

Contact
Chloe Dennis-Green
t: 0121 331 5000
e: Chloe.Dennis-Green@bcu.ac.uk

Sangeeta Soni
e: sangeeta.soni@bcu.ac.uk 

www.bcu.ac.uk

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Bishop Grosseteste University

  • BA (Hons) Professional Studies Childhood and Youth (Youth Work Pathway)

More »

Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY

BA (Hons) Professional Studies Childhood and Youth (Youth Work Pathway)

Contact
Rachael Fell- Chambers
t: 01522 583914
e: Rachael.Fell@bishopg.ac.uk

www.bishopg.ac.uk

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De Montfort University, Leicester

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (not currently enrolling)
  • Pg. Dip / MA Youth and Community Work Development (Distance Learning) (not currently enrolling)
  • Pg. Dip / MA Health & Community Development (Distance Learning) (not currently enrolling)

More »

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
Hawthorn Building, The Gateway,
Leicester, LE1 9BH

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (not currently enrolling)

Admissions
t: 0116 257 7700
e: hls@dmu.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Chris Herriot
e: cherriot@dmu.ac.uk

Pg. Dip / MA Youth and Community Work Development (Distance Learning) (not currently enrolling)
Pg. Dip / MA Health & Community Development (Distance Learning) (not currently enrolling)

Admissions
t: 0116 257 7700
e: hls@dmu.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Dr Jagdish Chouhan
e: jchouhan@dmu.ac.uk

www.dmu.ac.uk

Close ×

Goldsmiths College, University of London

  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work
  • PG Diploma/ MA Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work

More »

PACE Community and Youth Work,
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

BA (Hons) Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work

Contact
David Woodger
t: 0207 919 7844
e: d.woodger@gold.ac.uk

PG Diploma/ MA Applied Anthropology and Community and Youth Work

Contact
Kalbir Shukra
t: 0207 919 7844
e: k.shukra@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk

Close ×

Institute for Children Youth & Mission

  • BA (Hons) in Practical Theology (Community Youth Work)
  • PG. Dip / MA Youth and Community Work

More »

  • BA (Hons) in Practical Theology (Community Youth Work)
  • PG. Dip / MA Youth and Community Work

Programme Lead
Robin Smith
e: robin.smith@cym.ac.uk

w: cym.ac.uk

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Leeds Beckett University (previously Leeds Metropolitan University)

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development
  • PG Dip in Youth Work and Community Development

More »

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development
PG Dip in Youth Work and Community Development

Contact
t: 0113 812 3113 (Enquiries)
Alan Smith
e: a.s.smith@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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Liverpool Hope University

  • MA Youth and Community Studies
  • BA Youth Work and Community Development

More »

MA Youth and Community Studies

Admissions
t: 0151 291 3000
e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Tracy Ramsey
e: ramseyt@hope.ac.uk

www.hope.ac.uk

 

BA Youth Work and Community Development 

Programme Lead
Hayley Thomson
Thomsoh@hope.ac.uk

Close ×

London Metropolitan University

  • MA/PG Dip Youth & Community Work
  • BSc (Hons) Youth Work

More »

MA/PG Dip Youth & Community Work

Contact
Áine Woods
t: 0207 1332938
e: a.woods1@londonmet.ac.uk

www.londonmet.ac.uk

 

BSc (hons) Youth Work

Contact
Baljeet Gill
b.gill@londonmet.ac.uk 

Close ×

Moorlands College, Dorset

  • BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work)

More »

BA (Hons) in Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work)

Admissions
t: 01425 674500
e: admissions@moorlands.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Andy Du Feu
e: andy.dufeu@moorlands.ac.uk

www.moorlands.ac.uk

Close ×

Nazarene Theological College

  • BA (Hons) in Theology (Youth and Community)
    • (No longer enrolling new students)

More »

BA (Hons) in Theology (Youth and Community)

Admissions
t: 0161 438 3063 (general)
or 0161 438 1926 ext. 1917 (Louise Kenyon)
e: enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Anna Whitfield
e: awhitfield@nazarene.ac.uk 

www.nazarene.ac.uk

Close ×

Newman University

  • BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

More »

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Admissions
t: (0)121 476 1181
e: admissions@newman.ac.uk 

Programme Leads
Paulette Sawyers
e: P.Sawyers@staff.newman.ac.uk

Mike Gilsenan
e: M.Gilsenan@staff.newman.ac.uk

www.newman.ac.uk

Close ×

Nottingham Trent University

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work
  • MA Youth Work Leadership and Practice

More »

BA (Hons) Youth Work
MA Youth Work Leadership and Practice

Contact
t: 0115 941 8418
Ian Jones
e: ian.jones@ntu.ac.uk

Frances Howard
e: frances.howard@ntu.ac.uk

www.ntu.ac.uk

Close ×

Plymouth Marjon University

  • BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Work
  • MA in Youth and Community Work

More »

PG in Youth and Community Work
BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Work

Contact
Sue Cooper
t: 01752 636 700 ext 5234
e: scooper@marjon.ac.uk

www.marjon.ac.uk

Close ×

University Of Bedfordshire

  • MA/PG Dip Childhood, Youth and Family Studies

More »

Park Square, Luton,
Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU

MA/PG Dip Childhood, Youth and Family Studies

Youth Work Pathway Course Lead
Tina Salter
e: tina.salter@beds.ac.uk
01582 743762

 

www.beds.ac.uk

Close ×

University Of Bolton

  • BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work

More »

Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB

BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work

Contact
Andrea Walker
t: 01204 903604
e: a.walker2@bolton.ac.uk

www.bolton.ac.uk

Close ×

University Of Brighton

  • BA (Hons) in Youth Work
    • (No longer enrolling new students)

More »

A205, Checkland Building,
Farmer Campus,
Village Way,
Brighton BN19PH

BA (Hons) in Youth Work

Contact
Jane Melvin
t: 01273 641859
e: j.r.melvin@brighton.ac.uk

www.brighton.ac.uk

Close ×

University of Central Lancashire

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work ad Community Practice

More »

Preston, PR1 2HE

BA (Hons) Youth Work ad Community Practice

Contact
Jenny Lamb
t: 01772 201 201
e: JLamb1@uclan.ac.uk

www.uclan.ac.uk

Close ×

University Of Cumbria

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development
    • (No longer enrolling new students)
  • PGC/PGD Youth Work and Community Development
    • (No longer enrolling new students)
  • MA Youth Work and Community Development
    • (No longer enrolling new students)

More »

Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (No longer enrolling new students)
PGC/PGD Youth Work and Community Development (No longer enrolling new students)
MA Youth Work and Community Development (No longer enrolling new students)

Contact
Admissions
t: 01524 384 384
e: ycw@cumbria.ac.uk

Programme Lead
Tracy Cowle
e: ycw@cumbria.ac.uk

www.cumbria.ac.uk

Close ×

University Of Derby

  • BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (with pathways)

More »

College of Health and Social Care,
Social and Community Studies,
Britannia Mill, Mackworth Road,
Derby. DE22 3BL

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Development (with pathways)

Contact
Simon Williams
t: 01332 594084
e: s.williams@derby.ac.uk

www.derby.ac.uk

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University Of East London

  • MA Youth and Community Work
  • BA (Hons) Youth Work

More »

School of Education, Stratford Campus,
Romford Road, Stratford,
London, E15 4LZ

BA (Hons) Youth Work

Contact
Paul Adams
t: 0208 223 6345
e: P.Adams@uel.ac.uk

www.uel.ac.uk

Close ×

University Of Huddersfield

  • BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

More »

School of Education and Professional Development,
Queensgate,
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Admissions
t: 01484 422288
e: sepd@hud.ac.uk

Contact
Rajesh Patel
e: R.R.Patel@hud.ac.uk

www.hud.ac.uk

Close ×

University of Hull

  • BA (Hons) Education Studies: Youth and Community Work

More »

BA (Hons) Education Studies: Youth and Community Work

Contact
Christine Smith
t: 01482 346 311
e: Christine.Smith@hull.ac.uk

www.hull.ac.uk

Close ×

University of Northampton

  • MA Youth and Community Leadership

More »

MA Youth and Community Leadership

Contact
Jodie Low
e: Jodie.Low@northampton.ac.uk

Victoria Boulton

e: victoria.boulton@northampton.ac.uk

www.northampton.ac.uk

Close ×

University Of Sunderland

  • BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work Studies
  • MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work)

More »

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work Studies

Contact
Dan Connolly
t: 0191 515 2225
e: dan.connolly@sunderland.ac.uk

www.sunderland.ac.uk

MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Youth Work)

Contact
Liz Woolley
t: 0191 515 2000
e: Liz.Woolley@sunderland.ac.uk

www.sunderland.ac.uk

Close ×

University of Wolverhampton

  • BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work

More »

BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work

Contact: Warren Smith
warren.smith@wlv.ac.uk

 

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

G

What does this mean?

** From 27th January 2022 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

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