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(EAST SUFFOLK groups only) NOCN Level 2 Theory of Youth Work

21st June 2021 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Please note that this course will take place via Zoom

This is a six session course. Sessions: Monday 21st and 28th June, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July and 2nd, 9th August

An introduction to youth work: gain the knowledge, skills and qualities required to work with young people within a youth worker role. The training has been funded by Suffolk County Council as part of the Suffolk collaborative approach to addressing Criminal Exploitation to support partners working with young people in Suffolk.

The training  has been funded by Suffolk County Council as part of the Suffolk collaborative approach to addressing Criminal Exploitation to support partners working with young people in Suffolk.

Due to demand and to ensure that as many organisations as possible benefit from this fully funded training offer all requests for places will be reviewed. You are invited to request a place on this course. Successful applicants will receive an email inviting them to confirm their place.

Organisations can apply for more than 1 place per course but will initially be allocated only one place. Additional applications will be held on a waiting list. If space allows additional places will be allocated after the course has closed for new bookings. (1 week in advance of the course)

Course content

This course is nationally accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN) and gives participants the practical youth work skills and knowledge to build their confidence and practice. The course draws on real life scenarios and includes the very popular peer groups tutorial and tasks are based in the participants own setting for extra relevance. Ideal preparation for participants to begin, or expand their knowledge, working with young people in a range of youth work settings. The course contributes to the NOCN Level 2 Award in Youth Work practice.

Youth work helps young people learn about themselves, others and society, through informal educational activities which combine enjoyment, challenge and learning. Youth workers typically work with young people aged between 11 and 25. This course will help participants to learn and practice the skills to equip them for their role. This course gives participants the time in their youth work setting to put into practice their learning from the sessions and complete written assignments.

Participants are assessed throughout and complete written assignments. All five sessions must be attended. Participants must be aged 16+.

We have also added a free  sixth session:  ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’ funded by Suffolk County Council for all participants to add safeguarding to their youth work knowledge and skills.

Questions you will be able to answer

  • What are the key purposes, roles and principles of youth work?
  • What is the role of youth work in the young person’s local community and how does a community affect young people?
  • What are the skills, knowledge, qualities and values required to practice and how do mine compare?
  • What is safeguarding, what are my respnsibilities, how to recognise and report safeguarding issues.

Meet the trainer

My background is youth and community development, as both practitioner and as tutor. I work with students and practitioners at all levels and capacities in the statutory and voluntary sector. My areas of interest include all things youth work, community development, group work, adolescent development, equality and diversity, and safeguarding. I believe in working ‘with’ rather than ‘on’ people and that learning opportunities should, wherever possible be practical, engaging and fun.
Hazel Stapleton

Free for VCSE groups, £160 for Town or Parish Councils, £178 for all others