Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work (59377)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study

On the course you’ll have the chance to study a variety of areas relating to young people. You’ll learn a bit about how young people behave and how groups and communities interact. The course covers the essential elements of modern youth work theory and practice. Units include:
•Engaging and communicating with young people
•Young people’s development
•Group work
•Work-based practice in youth work
•Working with challenging behaviour
•Understanding detached and outreach youth work

The Youth Work course effectively blends the academic and the practical. As well as written/portfolio work and classroom learning, it provides students with a hands-on introduction to working with young people. In fact, we aim to give you at least 100 hours of practical, hands-on experience in a wide range of settings, such as youth clubs, sports projects, creative/arts groups and within community settings.

Additionally, students will be guided through some of the essential, industry-standard training that will be necessary when moving into employment. These include safeguarding, first aid, drug/alcohol awareness and equality and diversity.

Who should attend?

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at 9-4 or A* to C

Students with a Level 1 qualification in a related subject (ie Health & Social Care) would also be considered for this course.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

With the successful completion of this course, to the required grade standard, you could progress to a Level 3 qualification in Youth work. You may also progress to other Level 3 courses offered at Wakefield College subject to a successful application.

Ahead of Level 3 completion, there are several universities in our region that may be of interest for students looking for further study in Youth Work.

Although Level 3 Youth Work does not carry UCAS points, students completing the qualification are favourably considered for places on degree programmes, particularly if they demonstrate appropriate skills, attitudes and experience.

The following link to the National Youth Agency website provides a full list of degree and postgraduate youth work training available in the Yorkshire & the Humber region www.nya.org.uk/careers-youth-work

Career Opportunities

The primary career, directly linked to this course, is youth work. Youth workers usually work in council-run, or third-sector, youth services. They help young people develop skills, attitudes and social/emotional resilience, by facilitating social/group situations where young people take part in challenging and developmental activities.

However, working with children, young people and communities spans many industry sectors. This course could therefore lead a student to consider a wide range of careers, including working within:
•Youth services
•Schools and colleges
•Youth offending teams
•Housing associations
•Alcohol/drug misuse agencies
•Employment/careers agencies
•Community centres
•Sexual health clinics
•…and many more
If, upon finishing their studies, a student wants to try something different career-wise, the Youth Work and Community Development certificates also enables them to deviate into other related area, such as:
•Social work
•Social care
•Community development
•Community education
•Family support
•Teaching assistant

How will I be assessed?

There are continuous assessments throughout the course. These consist of projects, presentations, demonstrations and written assignments.

You may also be required to sit a controlled assessment as part of the course requirements; this will aid and develop your time management and rational thinking skills that will help you in your future career.

Location: Wakefield City Campus
Level: Level 2
Mode of study: Full-time
Time of day: Day
Awarding Body: ABC

Guide Price: Please contact us for details.

Delivery: In house
Category: Care Skills »
Duration: 36 weeks
Qualification: Level 2 Certificate

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