Youth Work (9268)

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2015
These qualifications have been developed to enable candidates to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become a youth support worker or a youth and community worker.
Anyone interested in working with young people. You will need to be involved in youth work, either paid or voluntary, to complete the qualification.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • Principles of youth work
  • Working one to one with young people
  • Developing and implementing activities
  • Health and safety.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria of the qualification.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2

You are a professional or voluntary youth worker, and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

Level 3
You are a professional or voluntary youth worker, and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of youth work roles, either part time or full time, paid or for the voluntary sector.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Learners must be aged over 16 and working in a relevant role in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Level 2

This level will suit you if you are a professional or voluntary youth worker, and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

There are two qualifications available at Level 2:

  • Award in Youth Work Practice
  • Certificate in Youth Work Practice.

These comprise mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Understanding youth work principles and practice
  • Safeguarding young people in a youth work setting
  • Diversity and faith
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour within peer activities
  • Support children and young people's play and leisure.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of youth work roles, either part time or full time, paid or for the voluntary sector.

Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice (9268-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2015

Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice

  • Accreditation No: 600/1013/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 71 - 82 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (9268-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2015 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

  • Accreditation No: 600/0375/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 23 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 132 - 186 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal if you are a professional or voluntary youth worker, and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

There are three qualifications available at Level 3:

  • Award in Youth Work Practice
  • Certificate in Youth Work Practice
  • Diploma in Youth Work Practice.

These qualifications comprise mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Support young people who are asylum seekers
  • Caseload management
  • Support young people in relation to sexual health and risk of pregnancy
  • Support young people to move towards independence and manage their lives
  • Understanding interventions strategies in youth work

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of youth work roles, either part time or full time, paid or for the voluntary sector.

Level 3 Award in Youth Work Practice (9268-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2015

Level 3 Award in Youth Work Practice

  • Accreditation No: 600/0376/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 85 - 95 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (9268-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2015

Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

  • Accreditation No: 600/0377/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 235 - 235 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice (9268-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2015

Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice

  • Accreditation No: 600/0378/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 289 - 347 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/01/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

Learning Assistant is an innovative and cost effective e-portfolio solution that allows colleges and training providers to dramatically improve the delivery of their vocational qualifications.

Learn more about Learning Assistant >

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

Like to offer these qualifications?

To offer this qualification please submit an application and we’ll help you get set up - you can become a City & Guilds qualification provider within 30 days.

MAKE AN APPLICATION

For Learners