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University of Bedfordshire
United Kingdom, Luton
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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The Postgraduate Certificate in Comparative European Perspectives:
Youth Work and Social Disadvantage is a 1 year part-time degree
developed collaboratively by the University of Bedfordshire alongside
HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland and University
of Tartu, Kultuur Academy, Viljandi, Estonia,(`the Consortium). It has
been funded by an Erasmus Curriculum Development grant and is located
within the Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR).
The Consortium is committed to embedding European citizenship and
perspectives into the curriculum and to provide youth workers with a
pathway which will increase their awareness of social justice and
responsibility in policymaking on a local, national, and international
level. The key to achieving these goals lies in the interdisciplinary
collaboration used in creating the curriculum amongst the Consortium
members. The course aims to to produce youth workers committed to
translating internationally acclaimed research into enhancing
practical youth work practice. It will provide advanced career
enhancement opportunities for senior practitioners and managers within
youth work services as well as for graduates currently employed within
the field. It will share some optional and core units with the MA
Applied Public Policy Childrens and Young Peoples Services validated
in May 2009 and also due to commence in September 2010. It is a unique
programme of study in development, design and delivery.
CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
As an `applied programme of study, students will be constantly
encouraged to integrate personal, academic and career development in
line with their own professional development goals and if relevant,
external criteria, e.g. `2020 Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Strategy (Dec 08)
The Centre for Personal and Career Development (CPCD) is available to
support and advise all students.
At Masters level, students are encouraged to take greater
responsibility for their career management, with the support of the
Careers Service, which offer one-to-one career coaching. Students are
encouraged to use the various Career Management on-line tools
available for self-assessment and identification of career
CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Senior practitioner and strategic management and policy development
roles within the childrens and young peoples workforce
This course will facilitate the acquisition of skills to enable
future professional development and the identification of learning
needs and opportunities.
MA/PG Dip in Comparative European Perspectives: Youth Work and Social
Professional Doctorates are currently available in Leadership of
Childrens and Young Peoples Services (including Youth Justice