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NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (603/5540/2)

The NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice is designed to prepare learners to lead work with young people in a range of youth work settings. It is suitable for those who need minimal support and is the qualification required to work as a JNC qualified Youth Support Worker.

This course is for those who deliver operational youth work and who undertake duties on their own initiative or carry supervisory responsibility for small projects, such as one night a week clubs. Workers with these responsibilities will be in receipt of leadership and operational guidance from professionally qualified youth workers. Learners who complete the NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice can progress to Diploma of Higher Education, Foundation Degrees and BA Honours and other related qualifications in Youth Work

Course Requirements

Learners will have completed the Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice/Principles.

Participants will be required to:

  • Maintain a reflective log / journal of your youth work practice
  • Attend all sessions (we expect a minimum of 90% attendance)
  • Provide a portfolio of evidence
  • Commit to undertaking 3-4 hours per week of self-directed learning
  • Undertake 6 hours per week face to face delivery with young people (paid or voluntary)

Your Youth Work setting will be required to:

  • Confirm that you have a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Sign an undertaking that they will support you as a learner and provide opportunities for you to develop and practise your skill
  • Agree to fund the course (if you are not self-funded)
  • Enable you to attend all sessions
  • Enable you to maintain your reflective log, provide witness statements and/or reports 

*Bursaries may be available. Members can apply for our Small Grant to cover part of the cost of the course.

Course Schedule

Date Time Unit

Saturday 19 June

10am - 4:30pm  Group Work
Saturday 3 July 10am - 4:30pm  Group Work
Saturday 17 July 10am - 4:30pm  Reflective Practice
Saturday 31 July 10am - 4:30pm Challenging Behaviour 
Saturday 18 September 10am - 4:30pm Challenging Behaviour 
Saturday 2 October 10am - 4:30pm Reflective Practice
Saturday 30 October 10am - 4:30pm Participation
Saturday 13 November 10am - 4:30pm Participation
Saturday 27 November 10am - 4:30pm Work-based Youth Work
Saturday 11 December 10am - 4:30pm Work-based Youth Work

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Key Information

Date 19/Jun/2021
Time 10:00
Location Online


Member Cost £1,200*
Non-Member Cost £1,400*


Open To All sectors

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