Introduction studies level one

This level 1 programme explores the Youth Work sector and is nationally accredited and approved by the National Youth Agency, providing eligibility to practice as a professionally qualified Youth Worker. Recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC).  The qualification is transferrable to a wide range of careers working with young people, families and communities.

We offer two units of the nationally accredited (ABC) level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to Youth Work. The course is designed for learners who are 16+ and are interested in working with young people in a paid or volunteering capacity.

The course is appropriate for those who would benefit from an introduction to youth and community work. In particular young people who have undertaken a personal development programme or similar; those who have an interest in, but no substantial experience of working with young people, and people who are not ready or are unsure about undertaking other formal training in this area.

Undertaking the 2 units from level 1, participants can expect an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the youth work sector.

They explore:

  • Issues that affect young people
  • The role of youth work in addressing these
  • The different youth work settings in which the work takes place
  • Develop an understanding of the legislation and policies which relate to working with young people.
  • Explore safe working practices for youth work.

For more information contact: marianne@ymca.ac.uk