- A degree or equivalent
- Commitment to the values of youth and community work and to the requirements of the course
- Some experience of working with young people or communities in a paid or voluntary basis.
- Criminal records and health check for suitability for the profession.
- Criminal records bureau and health checks are carried out during the interview process. There is a charge for the criminal record bureau clearance of currently £44 (May 2011). You don't need to do anything to apply; we let you know what you need to do during the interview process.
We would like to encourage you to make an application as early as possible. You are more likely to complete all the processes required to gain a place on the course if you apply in the autumn/spring before the course starts. This is especially important because of the need to complete health and criminal records bureau checks. Leaving applying late may mean that we have no places left.