January 2021

Fast-track first year available for January 2021 intake. Study from January -July, preparing you to successfully progress onto your chosen degree pathway in September 2021.

Youth and Community Work BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

Honours Degree with Foundation Year, January 2021

Key Details

  • L53F Course Code
  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
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January 2021 – Fast-Track First Year

For January 2021 we are offering a fast-track first year for this course. You will enrol in January, and study through to July, preparing you to successfully progress onto your chosen degree pathway in September 2021.

Newman University offers an innovative foundation year to complement our undergraduate degrees.  Our Foundation Year is the first year of a four-year degree. Completion of the Foundation Year leads into the first year of the 3 year degree in Youth and Community Work.

The foundation year provides an alternative route to an undergraduate degrees for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree and for those looking to build their confidence and academic skills.

You apply via UCAS for the Youth and Community Work (with Foundation Year) course and after successfully completing the first year you will progress onto the final three years of the degree. At this point there may be the opportunity to transfer onto a related degree at Newman University. Such a transfer is subject to the agreement of the course tutor and meeting any additional entry requirements.

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Join us this January

Don’t wait until September! Start the new-year with a fast-tracked first year at Newman University. Study from January-July, preparing you to successfully progress onto your chosen degree pathway in September 2021. 

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Entry Requirements

All students apply through UCAS. Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme.

Those with significant work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be favourably considered. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the foundation year may have different additional entry requirements.

BA Youth and Community Work requires: a professional interview, (to be conducted before entering the Foundation Year); 100 hours of Youth and Community related voluntary work experience (to be completed before beginning level four); and a DBS (undertaken during level four).

If you require any further information or clarification of entry requirements please contact our friendly, helpful Admissions department, who will be happy to help.

International Students
Newman University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

Applying Direct Option

You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.

Simply click on this Direct Application link to do this.

N.B. will need to enter ‘New User’ account details when first accessing this portal.

If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Course Fees

Fees for the first year of the course:
Full time Home Students: £9,250*
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year.**


* Fees shown are for 2021/22  academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

** Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.

Additional Costs

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their level 5 work placement (normally in year 3 of a four year course).  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Please note the modules offered for January 2021 differ to those offered for September 2021. In order to take advantage of the benefits of a fast track Foundation Year route in January 2021, students will have less time with their specific degree tutor than those who enrol in the September intake. You can be assured that you will receive the same teaching hours and the same high-quality teaching as students on the September-start programme.

Please also note we will only run individual programmes in January subject to there being a suitable number of applicants to ensure the student experience on the programme.

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