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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.

The course starts on Saturday 7th November 2020 and finishes on Saturday 6th February 2021, consisting of eleven sessions held on Tuesday evenings between 6 – 9pm and six sessions held on Saturday’s between 10am – 4pm.

No prior qualifications are needed to undertake this course. However, you should 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. 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. This course is suitable for learners who need some support with their learning and/or intend to progress to the Level 3 qualification.

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

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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 is delivered though classroom sessions and individual support from the Course Tutor is also provided.

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.

Target Audience

Participants must be in a work setting where they are able to have a minimum of three hours face to face delivery with young people – this can be voluntary or paid.

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

Course Schedule

Date Time X Date Time
Saturday 7th November 2020 10am   Tuesday 5th January 2021 6pm
Tuesday 10th November 2020 6pm    Saturday 9th January 2021 10am
Tuesday 17th November 2020 6pm    Tuesday 12th January 2021 6pm
Tuesday 24th November 2020 6pm   Tuesday 19th January 2021 6pm
Saturday 28th November 2020 10am   Saturday 23rd January 2021 10am
Tuesday 1st December 2020 6pm   Tuesday 26th January 2021 6pm
Tuesday 8th December 2020 6pm    Tuesday 2nd February 2021 6pm
Saturday 12th December 2020 10am   Saturday 6th February 2020 10am
Tuesday 15th December 2020 6pm      

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Key Information

Date 07/Nov/2020
Time 10:00
Location Norwich


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


Course Format 72 hours of guided learning
Prior Learning Required 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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