UWS Clearing



BA (Hons)

4 years full-time, flexible part-time route

September 2023



About the course

Train to become a professionally qualified Community Educator with our UWS BA (Hons) Community Education degree.

This degree is perfect for those already interested in working with young people, adults and communities, to facilitate their critical and social education.

Teaching is underpinned by theories and practices relating to youth and community work, equality and social justice, wellbeing and community empowerment.


  • This degree is designed for those already involved or interested in working with people in communities to facilitate social change.
  • 40% of learning is achieved in practice- based placements that provide experiential learning in community education settings.
  • This degree is approved by the Community Learning and Development Standards Council for Scotland and is recognised as a lead practitioner qualification.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points) including English
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to Humanities or Access to Social Work or Access to Primary Education, all must nclude Grades BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: BBB (144 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points)
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Working in/with Communities or Social Care or Sport in Communities or Community Arts or Additional Support Needs or Social Sciences or Childhood Practice or Social Services or Counselling

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.