Details for Youth Work in Practice

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC344
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar



Awards offering Youth Work in Practice

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Outline the scope of youth work;
  2. Explain the importance of relationship building both vertically and horizontally;
  3. Make a case for the importance and practicality of research in the Youth sector;
  4. Develop a portfolio of useful methods to inform your future practice.

Subject Content

  • Various settings of youth work, both church based and secular
  • Working models for various contexts
  • Need for relationship building with youth
  • Collaborating with other agencies
  • Research in the youth sector

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Work Model Comparison Essay (30%)
  • Case Study Response Presentation (30%)
  • Professional e-Portfolio (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Batsleer, J. & Davies B. 2012. What Is Youth Work? Nielsen.
  • Sapin K. 2013. Essential Skills for Youth Practice, London: Sage Publications.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.