Youth Work Training

In 2020 . . .

Youth Focus North East became the region’s lead for the National Youth Agency Bursary scheme, where we began delivering Youth Work qualifications, starting with the Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles.

In 2022 . . .

We became a training centre with Skills and Education Group, and developed the training and consultancy centre called Engage.

Currently . . .

We offer a range of qualifications and accredited programmes for those aged 16 aged years and above.

Coming soon

We will be launching more qualifications and CPD opportunities, including Level 1 Certificate in Youth Work in Exploring Youth Work and an accredited course in Participation in the Capacity Building Training in Youth Work and Working with Visually Impaired Young People.

This work is important in helping rebuild youth services in our region, enabling youth workers to gain a professional qualification to support their ongoing work with young people to gain professional qualifications.

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Youth Work Qualifications
Accredited Programmes

The Youth Work qualifications embrace the National Occupational Standards for youth work. It supports the skills and knowledge learners need to become a competent Youth Support Worker.

This qualification is designed for people who are already working in a youth work environment. Significant commitment is required for this qualification as you will need to undertake and lead on a youth work project.

All delivery is by a JNC Qualified Youth Work who will support the learners through their journey on the qualification. Our trained assessors and Internal Quality Assessors (IQA) are an important part of the assessment process. A sample of work is then External Quality Assessed (EQA) by the Skills and Education Group.

Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles;
Learners will complete four units in:

  1.  Theory of Youth Work
  2.  Engaging and Communicating with Young People
  3.  Safeguarding
  4.  Adolescent Development

Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice;

Learners will complete units in:

  1.  Theory of Youth Work
  2.  Safeguarding
  3.  Engaging and Communicating with Young People
  4.  Young People’s Development
  5.  Group Work
  6.  Challenging Behaviour
  7.  Isolation and Loneliness
  8.  Detached and Outreach
  9.  Reflective Practice
  10.  Work-based practices

Access Unlimited is led by the Royal Society of Blind Children (RSBC) and the partners in the consortium include, Youth Focus North East, The Albion Foundation, Henshaws, Kent Association for the Blind and Young Bristol.

This delivery will be part of Engage Training and Consultancy and our role within the consortium is to facilitate links across the Network of Regional Youth Work Units to deliver capacity building training to support the overall project activity.

The aim of the training is to equip those working with young people to be more confident and able to support young people who have a vision impairment and in turn, make their offer more inclusive.

The learning outcomes are;

  • Learning outcome 1: Understand how to include children and young people with a vision impairment into youth work activities
  • Learning outcome 2: Gain an understanding of some of the most common vision impairments and how they can affect people
  • Learning outcome 3: Gain an understanding of the sports specifically for blind and vision impaired people

To achieve the accreditation, learners need to demonstrate their learning from the training programme and their work will be assessed, IQA and EQA by the Skills and Education Group.

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