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Part-time Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

Course Name 
Part-time Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice Available for Enquiries

Course Details

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Subtitle Subject to approval
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 2
Start Date January
Duration 1 year
Time of Day Evening
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body ABC
Offering Code CTL2YWP1E000
Course Overview

The Level 2 Award and Certificate in Youth Work Practice aim to support the skills and knowledge needed to become an Assistant Youth Support Worker. The Level 2 Certificate is the minimum qualification required for those wishing to work as a JNC qualified Youth Support Worker Assistant.

This qualification is for people who are already working in a youth work environment (public, voluntary or private sector paid or unpaid) in an assisting or supportive role and who are supervised. Youth workers work typically with young people aged between 11 and 25. Their work seeks to promote young people’s personal and social development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities.

This is a qualification that has been developed to replace the previous regulated Level 2 suite of Youth Work Practice qualifications.

Learners must have access to a youth work environment.

What you will Study

On the course you will study a variety of areas relating to young people. The course covers the essential elements of modern youth work theory and practice. Mandatory units include:

• Theory of Youth Work
• Safeguarding in a youth work setting
• Young People’s Development
• Engaging and Communicating with Young People
• Group Work within a Youth Work Setting
• Working with Challenging Behaviour in Youth Work Settings
• Work-Based Practice in Youth Work
• Supporting Young People’s Recreation and Leisure within a Youth Work Setting

How you will Learn

The programme consists of a combination of lectures, oral presentations, tutorials, individual research and group work. In addition to general class work, you will be expected to use a range of textbooks for research purposes, as well as the IT facilities that the college provides to all our students.

There are lectures and presentations from staff and placement based tasks and assignments.

How you will be Assessed There are continuous assessments throughout the course. These consist of projects, presentations, demonstrations and written assignments to build up a portfolio of evidence.
Entry Requirements

An interest in Youth Work is essential along with writing skills at a level to enable you to complete the course assessments.

Please note if you do not currently hold a level 2 literacy or maths qualification these can be gained alongside this course if desired.

Please contact Wakefield College for information about adult maths and English courses if interested.

Attendance Expectations Part time, 3 hours per week. Learners are expected to attend all lessons Wednesday evening 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2019/20

Course costs for students aged 19 or over - £500

Different fees apply to international/overseas students.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

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 

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:
• Teaching
• Social work
• Social care
• Mentoring
• Community development
• Community education
• Family support
• Probation
• Teaching assistant

How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111

For Further Details

Please contact Hayley Anderson 01924 789284 or Jodene Horrocks 01924 789776.

Alternatively, Course Information on 01924 789111.

Open Events
• Wednesday 16th October 2019, 5pm-7pm at Wakefield City & Castleford Campus

• Saturday 16th November 2019, 10am-1pm at Wakefield City & Castleford Campus

• Wednesday 26th February 2020, 5pm-7pm at Wakefield City Campus

• Saturday 20th June 2020, 10am-1pm at Wakefield City Campus

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Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Health & Social Care
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 59460, YOU460THW