FdSc Youth, Social & Community Studies

Demand is growing for qualified practitioners working in children’s and young people’s services and within youth and community capacity; this course will boost employability as students will gain specialist knowledge and professional skills to progress into practice.

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The FdSc Youth, Social and Community Studies course offers a contemporary, employer focused programme which combines core academic disciplines with practical, work-based learning.  Suiting a range of career interests, this dynamic and diverse FdSc aims to develop students who have the intellectual, affective and practical skills needed to work with communities, young people and their families and associated services.

Students completing the programme will be able to identify and evaluate key concepts in understanding human and social needs in multi-cultural Britain. Distinguish, describe and illustrate core social policy issues and be able to demonstrate the intellectual, affective and practical skills used in working with, communities, young people and their families and associated services.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to critically evaluate professional, cultural and ethical aspects of leadership in relation to theoretical models, frameworks, and contemporary research.

Where will this course take me?

You can top-up this qualification at Truro and Penwith College by enrolling in:

This qualification can take you into roles such as:

  • Community Work
  • Social Care (Youth & Adult)
  • Family Support Work
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Drug & Alcohol Services (Including Rehabilitation)
  • Further Education & Student Services
  • Social Enterprise Companies

How to Apply

Applications for September 2021 are now open. 

Please apply to this course via Ucas using the below information: 

UCAS Institution: Truro and Penwith College
UCAS Institution Code: T85
UCAS Course Code: L530

FdSc Youth, Social & Community Studies
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