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MA Childhood and Youth Practitioner

Start Date: 13th September 2021

Newcastle College Childcare 5
  • Length 1 year
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location Rye Hill Campus

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Masters in Childhood and Youth Practitioner

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The MA Childhood and Youth Practitioner is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programme that works at the intersection of childhood and youth development.

It is designed to offer students a broader underpinning knowledge of children and young people in a variety of theoretical and practical contexts.

Specifically, the programme draws upon historical and contemporary ideas and explores children and young people through education, social policy, youth practice and personal reflective biographies. You will learn in our recently redeveloped £18 million Parson’s building with access to a range of study support services.

Our teaching staff are vocationally experienced having worked in sector for many years. You will also learn from leading academics that are developing research in their respected fields.

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Daily tasks:

  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.
  • Registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner.
  • Co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy.
  • Controls and administers budgets.
  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports.
  • Develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.
  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes.
  • Coordinates the organisation.

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Daily tasks:

  • Runs workshops, and addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.
  • Advises governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings.
  • Determines the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyses and interprets information gained and formulates and implements recommendations and solutions.
  • Identifies problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets.
  • Assesses the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice.

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Daily tasks:

  • Reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.
  • Ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards.
  • Negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services.
  • Selects and leads a project team.
  • Draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project.
  • Agrees timescales, costs and resources needed.
  • Finds out what the client or company wants to achieve.

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Daily tasks:

  • Deals with copyright issues and negotiates fees.
  • Liaises with client on the appropriate image/s to be used.
  • Researches images for clients in a wide range of media using specialist picture libraries and archives, museums, galleries etc., or commissions new images.
  • Presents findings in the required format, via written reports or presentations.
  • Provides support to criminal intelligence or to military or other security operations by gathering and verifying intelligence data and sources.
  • Provides administrative support for programme development such as booking facilities.
  • Briefs presenters, scriptwriters or journalists as required via verbal or written reports.
  • Research sources for accurate factual material, finds suitable contributors to programmes or print features and deals with any copyright issues.
  • Liaises with production team to generate and develop ideas for film, television and radio programmes.

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