Certificate in Youth Work Practice Level 2
Part-time, one evening per week plus work-based practice
4/09/17 - 25/06/18
Duration: 36 weeks
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.
- 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
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, which costs £59. 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.