youth justice

Managing & Coaching in Youth Justice

  • Would you like to develop your skills as a manager or supervisor working in the youth justice sector?
  • Or are you hoping to progress into a management or supervisory role in the future?

This course will help you to have a wider critical overview of policy developments regarding staff development within the sector, such as the Youth Justice Professional Framework, and their intended impact. Further, you will explore what it takes to be a successful manager and coach, developing the skills to empower the members of your team through their professional development. This module will also provide you with the skills necessary to become a ‘work-based coach’ to support colleagues who are undertaking the Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate and the Foundation Degree in Youth Justice.

What level is the course?

  • FHEQ L6
    (equivalent to study in the third year of an undergraduate degree)

How will you be assessed?

Computer Marked Assignments (CMAs)
A range of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs), including:

  • Case studies
  • Reflective accounts

Who accredits the course?

  • University of Suffolk

How long will it take to complete?

  • 30 weeks part-time

What are the entry requirements?

We are firmly committed to a policy of open learning and there are no specific entry requirements for this course, you just need to be motivated to succeed. See Student Support for how we can help you during your course to realise your full potential.


What does it cost?

  • The total cost of the Managing and Coaching course for 2022 is £2100 

Payment plans are available – please see Fees and Funding for more information. If you are being sponsored on this course, please have your sponsor details ready when you register.


When can you start?

  • 26.9.2022  REGISTER NOW
  • Spring 2023

There are five blocks of study, four blocks of four weeks and one of eight weeks, with workshop/assignment weeks throughout the module as appropriate.

Using our unique digital platform, you will learn through video case studies, extracts, reflective activities and interactive quizzes. You will also attend two 2-day interactive workshops at the University of Suffolk.

You will be able to study anywhere and at any time; either online or on the app, which you can use even without an internet connection.  You will also have a dedicated Learning Coach who will support you on your learning journey and assess your work.

Click on the blocks below to see more.

Explore organisational culture and politics, and perspectives on leadership in the public sector context.

Find out more about the context for change in the youth justice sector, including the Youth Justice Professional Framework and the relationship-based practice framework.

Consider the factors involved in implementing evidence-based practice successfully in the youth justice workplace.

Find out more about how adults learn, barriers to learning and some strategies for supporting learners effectively in the workplace.

Develop your coaching skills through dialogue, observation and communication, and through partnering with practitioners to incorporate research-based practice into their interactions with children.

Your Career

This course is designed to help you develop as a manager and as a workplace coach.  It will help you to move into more senior management roles or to get your foot on the management ladder.

Further Study

The Managing and Coaching module also forms part of the BA (Hons) Youth Justice. If you have already completed the Foundation Degree in Youth Justice, the module will give you an extra 60 credits towards the BA (Hons), one sixth of the total credits needed.

FREE Taster Course

If you’re interested in finding out more about Youth Justice, why not register for our free Exploring Youth Justice short course

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