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Youth Work

Course Code: QE-CC1

Level: 1, 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NOCN
Qualification: Award, Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Three days
When you'll study: Thursdays and Fridays, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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About the course

Do you want to train as a youth worker? This part-time youth work course could suit you if you can commit to finding a suitable work placement in a youth setting and volunteering there one day per week. You’ll also attend City College Plymouth for two full days per week for a duration of four weeks. This exciting course starts at award level and provides you with all of the basic knowledge and understanding of the role of a youth worker – this may inspire you to pursue a career in youth services or volunteering, subject to further training and qualifications advice via a youth specialist. A DBS check may be required.

What you'll learn

The following is a short summary of some of the topics which can be studied on this course:

  • safeguarding
  • roles and responsibility of a Youth Worker
  • listening skills
  • communication with young people
  • planning activities for young people
  • reporting and recording
  • equality
  • policy and procedure applied to youth settings
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, this course is reliant upon a self-sourced volunteer placement for a minimum of one full day per week alongside College attendance for two full days per week for four weeks.


Assessment is based upon a portfolio of evidence and observations in the voluntary setting, and questions and/or related tasks planned by a qualified Youth Work Mentor.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to further study in the field or benefit from enhanced career opportunities.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: QE-CC1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18
19 - 23 (Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.