September 2020

Youth and Community Work BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

Honours Degree with Foundation Year, September 2020

Key Details

  • L53F Course Code
  • 4 Years
  • 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
youth worker


Why study this course?

Newman University offers an innovative foundation year to complement our undergraduate degrees.  Our Foundation Year is the first year of an integral four-year degree, with completion of the Foundation Year leading in to the first year of the 3 year degree in Youth and Community Work.

The foundation year enables those unable to access the traditional UCAS tariff requirements for a three year degree, an alternative route into beginning and ultimately gaining an honours degree.

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.

Contact Details

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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.

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.

Course Fees

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


* Fees shown are for 2020/19  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.

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