Higher Education Routes in Transition

  • Bernard DaviesEmail author


Changing conditions and priorities within HE institutions; the closure of ‘Russell Group’ university youth work courses. Defining and debating youth work ‘subject benchmarks’; pressures on personally educational and critical course curricula and teaching methods. The impacts of ‘difficult economic times’ on local authorities’ recruitment and retention of youth workers; the consequences for youth work courses within HE including for the number of validated courses; courses’ student targets and intakes; student funding; students’ post-qualifying employment opportunities; course curricula; and placements. Dilemmas over and threats to the role and recognition of the youth workers’ Joint Negotiating Committee. The establishment and aims of a review working group on youth work’s Professional Qualification Guidelines.

Further Reading

  1. Grace, Pauline and Taylor, Tony. 2017. ‘Influential Theories and Concepts in UK Youth Work—What’s Going on in England?’, in Shild, Hanjo, et al (eds), Thinking Seriously About Youth Work; and How to Prepare People to Do It. Council of Europe/European Commission, pp. 149–160.Google Scholar
  2. Holmes, John. ‘Youth and Community Work Qualifying Courses—Living with the Tensions?’, Youth and Policy. No. 97/98. Autumn/Winter, pp. 5–11.Google Scholar
  3. Jeffs, Tony and Spence, Jean. 2008. ‘Farewell to All That? The Uncertain Future of Youth and Community Work Education’. Youth and Policy. No. 97/98. Autumn/Winter, pp. 135–166.Google Scholar
  4. Jones, Helen M. F. 2018. ‘Youth Work in England: A Profession with a Future?’, in Alldred, Pam, et al. (eds), The Sage Handbook of Youth Work Practice. London: Sage, pp. 98–112. Google Scholar
  5. Rapport. 2013. ‘The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Youth and Community Work Education’. August, pp. 8–9.Google Scholar
  6. Sercombe, Howard. 2010. Youth Work Ethics. London: Sage.Google Scholar
  7. Spence, Jean. 2004. ‘The Threat to Youth Work from Employer Led Initiatives’. Rapport. January, pp. 6–7.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WarkwickshireUK

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