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Young People’s Participation in Youth Work

This training will focus on developing participants’ understanding of participation as part of good youth work practice and in gaining knowledge and skills to support and promote young people’s participation in a youth work setting. The course content includes an introduction to models of participation and consideration of how young people’s participation is underpinned by youth work principles, national standards and the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. It will also offer participants the opportunity to explore the impact and barriers to implementing young people’s participation into practice.

The course is offered with or with-out unit accreditation at Level 3 by NOCN, a nationally recognised awarding organisation for youth work, and can be used toward completion of the Level 3 Certificate / Diploma in Youth Work Practice.

Course Requirements

Ideally learners will have accessed prior learning opportunities such as ‘Introduction to Youth Work’ or the Level 2 in Youth Work Principles/Practice.  Participants wishing to undertake the accreditation must have the opportunity to lead ‘face to face’ group work sessions with young people—this can be voluntary or paid, in person or via technology.  The course will be delivered via online group sessions.

Participants will be required to

  • Attend all sessions (we expect a minimum of 90% attendance).
  • Provide a portfolio of evidence if undertaking the accreditation
  • Commit to undertaking 2-6 hours of directed and self-directed learning (depending on whether you are undertaking accreditation)

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 if you choose to undertake the accreditation, provide opportunities for you to develop and practise your skills 
  • Agree to fund the course (if you are not self-funded)
  • Enable you to attend all sessions

Further Details

Location: Online via Zoom

Course Cost with-out accreditation: £120 VCSE sector, £140 non-VCSE sectors.

Course Cost with accreditation: £240 VCSE sector, £280 non-VCSE sectors.

Don’t forget that organisations that are part of Voluntary Norfolk Network can apply for a £500 training grant.

Dates Times
Saturday 27th November 2021 10.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday 11th December 2021 10.00am to 3.00pm
Plus additional drop-in session: date to be agreed TBC

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Key Information

Date 27/Nov/2021
Time 10:00
Location Online

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