Module Details

Module Code: YTWK H8012
Full Title: Ethical Practice in youth work
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Eddie D'arcy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: no description provided
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Explore fully ethical practice in a youth work setting.
MLO2 Analyse the benefits and issues arising from the development of Youth Work as a formal profession, including the development of a formal code of ethics.
MLO3 Develop and implement policy, procedures and practices necessary to maintain a healthy and safe youth work environment.
MLO4 Evaluate the inclusion of risk as an integral part of a effective youth work process.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Ethics in Youth Work
Explore ethical practice working with young people in a youth work setting.
To look at practical implementation of 'risk assessment' processes in the youth work environment.
Analysis of current government policy
Critically evaluate policy and legislation around the prevention, identification and reporting of child protection issues. Duty of Care legislation.
Identification and Recording
Identification, assessment of potential hazards and levels of risk. Proactive responses to same. Importance and process of recording information for best practice.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Final Examination50.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Banks S.. (1999), Ethical Issues in Youth Work, Routledge, London.
  • Sercombe,H. Sage Publications London. (2010), youth Work Ethics.
  • National Youth Agency. Ethics in Youth Work, Leicester, National Youth Agency.
  • National Youth Agency. (2004), Ethical Conduct in Youth Work, Leicester, National Youth Agency.
  • D'Arcy E. pub. NSETS. (2016), A Framework for the Inclusion of Ethics in Youth Work Education and Training, 1st. NSETS.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources