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Youth Work Practice

Course Code: CIYWP
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: National Open College Network (NOCN)
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: One day per week, 10.00am - 1.30pm (remote learning from 2.00pm onwards)

What's it all about?

This course is for people who have an interest in working with and supporting young people.
It will provide the perfect starting point to gain an understanding of the theory and approaches related to youth in practice and gives successful applicants the opportunity to practise the approaches learnt within a placement setting and the opportunity to reflect on their practice and progress. 

 It is a perfect course for those who are already volunteering with young people and would like to learn more and gain a qualification at the same time. It will also support the applicant to increase in confidence, self-awareness as well as planning group work and collaborative working.

Course information

This course involves attending the College one day a week alongside completing a 40 hour work placement in a setting which involves working with young people. 

You will need to be aged 18+ and have a passion for working with young people. You will be required to undertake a 40 hour placement as part of the course. Therefore, this must be arranged and started before the course start date. You will be unable to start the course if this is not organised.  If you would like support or further guidance regarding placements, please get in touch.

Assessment will be undertaken through the completion of a portfolio, observations of practice and discussions, one-to-one meetings and in a group. 

Successful completion of this course will open doors to job opportunities working with young people. For more information visit the National Body for Youth Work England’s website

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Social Workers

£49,274.84

Potential salary

£18,577.38

Entry level salary

£34,237.00

Average salary

24

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