Youth Work Qualifications

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 or volunteering 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 Awards in
Youth Work Principles

Learners will complete units in:

  •  Theory of Youth Work
  •  Engaging and Communicating with Young People
  •  Safeguarding
  •  Adolescent Development

Level 3 Certificate in
Youth Work Practice

Learners will complete units in:

  • Theory of Youth Work
  •  Safeguarding
  •  Engaging and Communicating with Young People
  •  Young People’s Development
  •  Group Work
  •  Challenging Behaviour
  •  Isolation and Loneliness
  •  Detached and Outreach
  •  Reflective Practice
  •  Work-based practices


Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles

Are you in the North East and working or volunteering with young people, and want to gain a qualification in Youth Work?

Intro (online)   Friday 26th April 2pm to 3:30pm
Theory of Youth Work   Friday 3rd May10am to 3:30pm
Communication Unit   Friday 24th May10am to 3:30pm
Safeguarding Unit   Friday 14th June10am to 3:30pm
Young Person’s Development   Friday 5th June10am to 3:30pm

Due to reduction in funding, there are limited spaces and a fee of £232 to secure a place.

Deadline for application is Friday 1st March at 12 noon.
All learners need to apply by completing an application form and returning it to

For more information or for an application form, contact

This qualification embraces the National Occupational Standards for youth work.