Certificate in Youth Work Practice Level 2
Duration: Part-time, 36 weeks, held on Mondays from 6pm-9.30pm
at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ
This qualification will give you access to youth support worker roles as recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers. The qualification aims to develop you as a youth work practitioner to meet the needs of young people and employers in the youth and community work field. It will combine taught elements and supervised youth work practice. Weekly evening sessions will support practice based learning, individual study and assessment. If you are already working as a volunteer or paid worker in a youth and community work setting, this work may be suitable for the supervised practice. We can help you to find suitable work based experience if you are not currently involved in relevant supervised work.
Modules for this course include:
Understand Child and Young Person Development
Engaging and Communicating with Young People
Group Work Within a Youth Work Setting
Theory of Youth Work
Reflective Practice in a Youth Work Setting
Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Youth Work
Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting
Work-Based Practice in Youth Work
Working with Challenging Behaviour in Youth Work Settings
You may be charged course fees depending on your previous level of education but don’t worry; we will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.
There are no specific academic entry requirements for this qualification. However, because the programme will involve working with children/young people and/or vulnerable adults, you must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. A criminal record will only bar someone from undertaking the course if the offence is relevant to suitability for working with young people.
The Certificate Level 2 is the professionally recognised qualification for an Assistant Youth Support Worker. It is the first step on to a qualification ladder if you want to become JNC qualified Youth and Community Worker through the BA (Hons) in Community Development and Youth Work.