Students who graduate from Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln aiming to work with children and young people can now start their career with a professionally validated qualification.
The BA (Hons) Applied Studies Children & Youth Work degree course has been validated by the National Youth Agency, which means that BG graduates will have both an academic qualification and professional recognition from the Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers (JNC).
“We’re delighted to have achieved the professional validation as it will stand our graduates in better stead in future,” said Rachael Fell-Chambers, a lecturer in Applied Studies at BG.
“Having a qualification that’s recognised by the JNC is very important for anyone who wants to work with children and young people. Youth work providers often look to recruit staff who have JNC-recognised qualifications and there are different pay scales for JNC employees too.”
Validation by the National Youth Agency means that the academic modules taught on the BA (Hons) Applied Studies Children & Youth Work degree course at BG have been recognised as meeting the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work.
Most students graduating from the course at BG go on to work in areas such as youth work, social work, careers advice, youth offending and probation.
The qualification is ideal for anyone who wants to work with children and young people.