Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (59527)

What topics are covered by the course?

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:
• 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 a youth work setting
• Work based practice in youth work
• Anti-discriminatory practice

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

Students with a Level 2 qualification in a related subject (i.e. Health & Social Care, Public Services) would also be considered for this course.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further Study: Although Level 3 Youth Work does not carry UCAS points, students going on to completing this level 3 qualification are favourably considered for places on related degree programmes, particularly if they demonstrate appropriate skills, attitudes and experience.

This qualification embraces the National Occupational Standards for youth work and is JNC recognised with endorsement by ETS England and Wales.

Career Opportunities: The career directly linked to this course is youth work. Youth workers usually work in council-run, or third-sector youth services. 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

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.

Awarding Body: ABC
Location: Wakefield City Campus
Start Date: September
Attendance: This is a full-time course but you can expect to study 16 hours per week over three days per week

Guide Price: Please contact us for details

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Vocational Training »
Duration: 1 Year
Qualification: Level 3

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