Youth work: level 2 certificate

Course Dates: 07/02/20 - 10/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Are you interested in working with young people in a youth work setting or becoming a youth and community worker? This course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence in working holistically with young people to facilitate their personal and social development. As a youth support worker, you can earn up to £180 per day, depending on the organisation. You could be involved in one to one support, mentoring, sports or group and project work. Learners must already be working or volunteering in a youth work environment to be considered for this course. You must complete at least 100 hours of voluntary work experience. You will be assessed in your work place setting to ensure you meet the standards required.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.


What is the course about?

The course embraces the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work. It supports the skills and knowledge needed to work in a youth work setting. As well as classroom days, you are required to work 100 hours in a youth work setting to complete the course. A youth work environment should be with young people aged 13-19 or up to 25 for those with learning difficulties.

What will we cover?

The topics covered will give you a broad understanding of youth work and youth work practice. These include:
Theory of youth work
Safeguarding in a youth work setting
Young people's development
Engaging and communicating with young people
Group work in a youth work setting
Working with challenging behaviour in a youth work setting
Reflective practice in youth work
Work based unit- as part of this unit you will need to work in or be part of an 8 hour project with a group of young people in a youth work environment.
You will also work with your assessor choosing units to make up the full qualification relevant to your role.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Learners completing this qualification will demonstrate a good level of understanding of:
The key purpose and role of youth work
Safeguarding in a youth work setting, including how to protect young people when using technology
Young people's development and youth work can support young people during adolescence
Working with challenging behaviour.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a level 2 course. You will work towards the Certificate in Youth Work Practice. You should be able to read and summarise information from different sources and write two or three paragraphs confidently. You should be able to follow verbal or written instructions and communicate clearly in writing. You will be expected to take part in group discussions, make significant contributions and help to move discussions forward. As an essential part of the course you should be able to plan, draft and organise your own work. We recommend that you study for up to 10 hours a week outside of class.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The classroom sessions are tutor led and combine group work, discussion, case studies, self-directed study, presentations, role-play, quizzes, DVD resources and research activities. You will be required to work on assignments in your own time. You will be required to work in a youth work setting for a minimum of 100 hours in total.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You should bring a folder for your work and a pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can progress from level 2 to level 3 or to other areas at the same level, e.g. play work, children and young people's qualifications or learning and development. You could apply for jobs as a youth support worker in various organisations.

Tutor Biographies
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Course Code: KMA09

Fri, day, 07 Feb - 10 Jul '20

Duration: 20 sessions (over 23 weeks)

Full fee: £969.00
Senior fee: £969.00
Concession: £0.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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