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Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles (RQF 603/5507/4)

The Level 2 qualification prepares the learner to assist in work with young people in a variety of youth work settings. The role of youth work is to help young people learn about themselves, others and society, through various informal educational activities. Youth workers typically work with young people aged between 11 and 25. This course will enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to work holistically with young people to facilitate their personal and social development. This NOCN Level 2 Youth Work Award is an accredited course. Learners may already be working in a youth work setting but this is not an essential requirement.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for learners new to working with young people in a youth work setting and those wishing to gain an accredited qualification. No prior qualifications are needed to undertake this course. However, you will need to have regular access to work experience in some form of youth provision, either paid or voluntary. This course is also suitable for learners who need some support with their learning and/or intend to progress to the Level 3 qualification.

This course is aimed at those aged 16+ and you will be expected to take part in group discussions, make significant contributions and help to move discussions forward. You should also be able to plan, draft and organise your own work and be committed to attending the training sessions as well as undertaking some work in your own time. 

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

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Aims & Objectives

The Level 2 course will include topics such as Young People´s Development, Theory of Youth Work and Engaging and Communicating with Young People using an interactive, group method. The course will be delivered using a blended approach including online group sessions and individual support, however, during the current pandemic, the course may be delivered entirely online.

Your work will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence and various pieces of written course work.  The learner must achieve a minimum of 11 credits to successfully complete this course.

Learners can then progress onto the NOCN Level 3 in Youth Work Practice qualification to support their development to higher level roles within youth work settings. 

Prior Learning

As part of our Youth Worker development programme, we have a progression of courses which will help you to gain the skills and knowledge that you need when working with young people.  The first stage of this programme is attendance at our short courses 'Introduction to Youth Work' and 'Introduction to Youth Participation' and the final step is the Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice. As you progress through the courses, you will build on and develop the knowledge that you have gained.  If you are thinking that you wish to do the Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice – then we would recommend that you do 'Introduction to Working with Young People' first.

Course Schedule

Date Time Unit
Saturday 30th January 2021 10am-4:30pm  

Introduction to the course (am)

Theory of Youth Work (pm)

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 6pm-9pm Theory of Youth Work 
Tuesday 9th February 2021 6pm-9pm Theory of Youth Work 
Tuesday 16th February 2021 6pm-9pm Theory of Youth Work 
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 6pm-9pm  Young people’s Development
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 6pm-9pm Young people’s Development 
Saturday 6th March 2021 10am-4:30pm Young people’s Development 
Tuesday 9th March 2021 6pm-9pm Engaging and communicating with Young People 
Tuesday 16th March 2021 6pm-9pm Engaging and communicating with Young People 
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 6pm-9pm Engaging and communicating with Young People
Tuesday 30th March 2021 6pm-9pm Engaging and communicating with Young People
Tuesday 13th April 2021 6pm-9pm Safeguarding in a Youth Work setting
Tuesday 20th April 2021 6pm-9pm Safeguarding in a Youth Work setting
Saturday 24th April 2021 10am-4:30pm Safeguarding in a Youth Work setting
Tuesday 27th April 2021 6pm-9pm Safeguarding in a Youth Work setting

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Key Information

Date 30/Jan/2021
Time 10:00
Location Online


Member Cost £700*
Non-Member Cost £900*


Course Format 72 hours of guided learning
Prior Learning Required None, however, preference will be given to those who have completed the course “Introduction to Working with Young People”
Open To All sectors

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