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SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

NQ Youth and Community Work (Level 6) is designed for those interested in the community sector.

It covers a variety of roles including adult learning, youth work, community education, voluntary and sports groups.

For those already employed or volunteering in the sector, it offers a recognised qualification to support their professional development.

The course includes a placement in the statutory or voluntary sector undertaking community, youth or adult education work.

What will I learn?

This NQ Youth and Community Work (Level 6) course inlcudes the following areas:

  • Values and principles of community learning and development 
  • Work experience 
  • Core skills 
  • Working with community groups: an introduction 
  • Sociological perspectives 
  • Equality and diversity 
  • Local community investigations 
  • Psychology: Social behaviour 
  • Capacity building 
  • Personal development: self in community 
  • PDAs: Youth work and SALL  
  • First aid 
  • Digital technologies and AI 

Entry requirements (minimum)


  • Four National 5 Qualifications or equivalent (C grade or above) one of which must be English; OR 
  • NC Health Care, Social Care, Social Science or Childcare at Level 5, or equivalent 
  • You must be at least 16 years of age prior to the start date 
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6, or have ESOL at Upper Intermediate 2/National 5 level, grade B or above. 
  • Applications are also invited from individuals with no formal qualifications but who have relevant life /work experience, ideally from within the Community Learning and Volunteering, these applicants will be considered on an individual basis. 

Additional Information  

  • You will be asked to provide one suitable reference;  
  • A group interview with individual activity and group discussion will be required for this course;  
  • You will be required to complete a PVG. This will be paid for by the college. 

Due to the volume of applications for this course, not every applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements will be called for interview 


  • Experience of volunteering and/or employment within Youth and Community Sector 

Entry requirement equivalency table 

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area. 

Jobs and further study

If you successfully complete this course, you may apply for progression to a range of HNC programmes at Glasgow Clyde College or HNC Working with Communities at Glasgow Kelvin College

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply 

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session. You will also be asked to bring copies of current qualifications and proof of residency. 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104