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National Youth Work Week: qualifications to help your learners prepare to work or volunteer with young people

National Youth Work Week


Qualifications to help your learners prepare to work or volunteer with young people

In celebration of National Youth Work Week, we are highlighting our Youth Work Practice qualifications that are available for Centre registrations.

These qualifications provide routes into employment or further education within the field of Youth Work and include:

Our Youth Work Practice qualifications have been designed in partnership with the National Youth Agency and in collaboration with a working group of awarding organisations who sit on the Youth Work Forum.

This is to ensure our qualifications remain relevant and fit for purpose, and reflect the latest developments within the Youth Work sector.

Key aspects of these qualifications

  • The Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles provides an ideal introduction to Youth Work but does not carry professional endorsement from ETS England.
  • The remaining qualifications are endorsed by ETS England and allow successful candidates to work as either Assistant Youth Support Workers (Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice) or Youth Support Workers (Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Youth Work Practice)
  • Learners will need access to a real work environment in order to complete the placement hours and demonstrate practical competency in Youth Work.
  • Centres should ensure they meet the criteria for delivery and assessment personnel, set out in the National Youth Agency Assessment Strategy, and staff have appropriate qualifications as set out in the guidance on our website.
  • A comprehensive guide to Assessment, produced by the National Youth Agency, to aid Centres with planning and delivering these qualifications is also available on our website.

Discover more here

Delivering these qualifications in your Centre


For more information regarding any of these qualifications, please get in touch by either:

Already one of our approved accredited centres?

Creating a new course to add to your portfolio is a straight-forward process, your Business Development Manager will be very happy to help you, please get in touch - see contact details above.

Thinking of becoming one of our centres?

This is also a straight-forward supported process! You can find out more about us by:

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We offer other suites of qualifications that include units around youth work including:

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