MA Childhood and Youth Practitioner
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
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.
Minimum 2:2 in a related BA (Hons) degree field (social science)
GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English (as per industry requirements)
Enhanced clear DBS – Disclosure Barring Service (for domestic placements only)
In exceptional circumstances, you may be accepted on to the programme if you can demonstrate the ability to study at this level.
Some experience in the vocational area of children and young people (paid or voluntary)
If English is not the students first language they will need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above
You will be required to submit two suitable references from either an employer or academic institution
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion you will receive a Masters in Childhood and Youth Studies awarded by NCG.
What will I learn?
Transitions to Masters
Childhood and Youth in Context
Advanced Research Methods
Youth Justice: Rights, Protection & Practice
Advanced Research and Dissemination
Advanced Research and Dissemination
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
Where can I progress?
You may already have a professional qualification in social work, teaching, youth work, early years or related fields and wish to specialise further in the field of childhood and youth studies.
This MA presents an ideal opportunity for leaders, project managers, policy officers, and general practitioners to extend their knowledge and employment options in local, national and international settings that work for children and young people.
Whatever your level, this MA provides an excellent step into doctoral-level study in any academic discipline or profession concerned with childhood and youth.
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Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.
- 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.
Median Salary£45,285 View more
Management consultants and business analysts
- 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.
Median Salary£44,844 View more
Business and financial project management professionals
- 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.
Median Salary£52,130 View more
Business and related research professionals
- 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.