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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales): Standard pathway

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This certificate of higher education is made up of 120 credits.

What you will study

There are two ways to start a qualification. You can begin your studies at Stage 1, or, if you haven’t studied for a long time, you can get started by studying an Access module as an additional preparatory stage of your chosen qualification. We know from experience that students who have completed an Access module do better in their subsequent modules, so it could be the vital first step you take to help you succeed in your future studies.

To find out the recommended Access module for this pathway, choose your country in the Fees section below.

Stage 1

This Certificate will help you get to grips with two potentially conflicting goals in youth justice: supporting children and young people who are ‘in trouble’ while, at the same time, addressing their troublesome behaviour.

In Foundations for effective practice in youth justice (K115)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.T08-1,module,K115,,1 you’ll learn about the youth justice system in England and Wales and explore how to prevent children and young people from offending and re-offending.

Next, in Working with children and young people in trouble (K116)undergraduate.qualification.pathways.T08-1,module,K116,,1 you’ll explore in practice situations how to balance the care needs of children and young people who offend with the need to control their behaviour.  You’ll learn how to develop supportive and respectful relationships with children, young people and their families, as the basis for effective practice in youth justice.

On completing the certificate you will understand the importance of appropriate interventions to support the victims of crime, and how to promote the safety and security of children and young people.

Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.

How long it takes

Typically it takes two years part-time study to complete this qualification, but you can take anything from one (full-time study equivalent) to four years. 


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