East Midlands

De Montfort University
MA/PgDip Youth Work & Community Development (full and part time) Endorsed 2015 - 2020
MA/PgDip Youth Work, Health & Community Development (full and part time) Endorsed 2015 - 2020

Recognition Providers

Sostenga 2012-2013 and Reendorsed 2013-2018

Previously Endorsed Courses

YHCDN 2010-2012

London Pilot 2010


London Metropolitan University

BSc Community Development and Leadership 2012-2017 Re-Endorsed 2017-2018
BSc Health and Community Development Endorsed 2017-2018

FdA Community Work 2012-2017

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London Recognition Scheme
To find out more about Recognition visit our Recognition pages

Previously Endorsed Courses

Tower Hamlets College: Community Development Work Course Endorsed 2004

Westminster University: MA in Community Development – Towards Reflective Practice Endorsed 2005

London Metropolitan University:BSc. Community Sector Management Endorsed 2008-2013 and MSc. Organisation and Community Development Endorsed 2008-2013

London Metropolitan University: Individual and Community Empowerment Foundation Degree Endorsed 2006

South East

Ruskin College

BA (Honours) in Community Development & Youth Work 2006-2011 and 2016-2021

Previously endorsed courses

University of Winchester
Foundation degree (FdA) in Community Development - Endorsed 2007 - 2012

Ruskin College
CD Strand of the Foundation Degree in Youth and Community Work Endorsement 2006

North West

University of Bolton
BA (Hons) Community Development and Youth Work Endorsed 2017 - 2022 (dual validation with NYA)

Northern College (United Reformed Church [URC])
BA Faith in Living in which students work for a University Diploma or Degree awarded by the University of Manchester - Re-endorsed October 2013 - 2018 and Re-endorsed November 2018 - 2023

Edge Hill University

BA (Hons) Family and Community Studies Endorsed 2016 - 2021

Previously Endorsed Courses

University of Manchester
Community and Youth Work Studies programme:
Enabling Community Participation Community Engagement
Intercultural Dialogue and Global Citizenship
Managing a Community Project Professional Development Supervision. Endorsed September 2010

Greater Manchester Community Work Training Groups
HE Diploma in Community and Youth Work Endorsed 2002

South West

Previously Endorsed Courses

University of Portsmouth

UG BA International Development Studies: Study Unit – International Community Development one year endorsement 2012-13

Northern Ireland

University of Ulster
BSc [Hons] Community Development and CertHe Community Development Endorsed 2014-2019

Yorkshire & Humber

University of Huddersfield

BSc (Hons) Health and Community Development Endorsed 2014 to April 2019

Hull University

BA Youth Work and Community Development Endorsed 2015- 2020

YHCDN Recognition Scheme
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Previously Endorsed Courses

Bradford College:B.A (hons) in Community Development Work  2001

Bradford College in conjunction with Leeds Metropoliton University:PGD/ MA Community Development Work 2007

Leeds University: Certificate of Higher Education in Community Work skills Endorsed 1999
Intermediate OCN Community Work programme 2/3 level Endorsed1999
Introduction to community work skills – Introductory programme OCN 1/2 Endorsed 1999
HE Diploma in Community Work Skills Endorsed 1999