Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Youth Work
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About this course

This apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work with a variety of young people across the sector. Workers in this area make sure young people are engaged with activities, kept safe and are aware of issues in the society. They also help individuals to develop social and practical skills. This apprenticeship will give a fulfilling opportunity to work with young people and vulnerable young adults while also gaining an understanding into the how’s and why’s of their circumstances and situations.

What will I learn?

During this apprenticeship you will cover the following units:

  • Theory of youth work
  • Safeguarding in a youth work setting
  • Young people's development
  • Engaging and communicating with young people
  • Group work within a youth work setting
  • Working with challenging behaviour in youth work setting
  • Work based practice in youth work
  • Reflective practice in a youth work setting
Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grade 2 (E) or equivalent in Maths and English. All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT and an additional entrance test.

You must also be employed within a youth work setting and have experience of working in youth environments with ages 12 yrs and above.

Study, assessment and qualifications

The Level 2 certificate in Youth Work (QCF) aims to provide candidates with necessary skills, knowledge and competence that is required to work in an assistant role within the youth work sector. Therefore, on successful completion of this qualification candidates will have demonstrated the essential skills in employment. Learners have 14 to 18 months to complete the Level 2 certificate framework.

This will give learners the skills, knlwdge and understanding required for Youth Workers at Level2 based on the Youth Work Principles.

Qualification Structure:

The qualifications are made up of a number of units, each of which has a credit value;

To achieve the certificate learners will need to complete all the units on the list of 23 credits from mandatory units. As well as a further 3 credits from a range of optional units, covering such areas as English, ICT and Maths (15 credits), Employee Rights and Responsibilities (3 Credits) making a total of 44 credits.

Study and Assessment:

Competence and knowledge - Youth Work Level 2 Certificate

Skills Element - Functional Skills Maths L1 or equivalent GCSE

Skills element - Functional skills English L1 or equivalent GCSE

Skills element - functional skills L1 ICT or equivalent GCSE

Skills element - Level 2 Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Skills element = PLTS recognition mapped in Youth Work Diploma L2.

How long will it take?

14 to 18 months based on 44 credits.

Additional costs and information

There are no additional costs. However, you may wish to purchase a reference book.

What could I do next?

Advanced Apprenticeship in Youth Work (L3)

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.