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NOCN Level 2 Theory of Youth Work Unit

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September 21 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Please note that this course will take place via Zoom

This is a four session course. Sessions: Wednesdays 21st, 28th September, 5th, 12th October

This course can help to prepare you to begin working with young people in a range of youth work settings. Youth work helps young people learn about themselves, others and society, through informal educational activities that combine enjoyment, challenge and learning. An ideal introduction to youth work and youth work training.

Important information

  • Applicants will have to attend (face to face or virtually) an interview as part of the application process. At that point Learners will need to provide information to verify their identity.
     
  • Learners are expected to have at least 80% attendance at the sessions.
     
  • Learners need to allow for 2.5 hours a week for training and approximately 2.5 hours of self-guided learning The commitment to self-guided learning is crucial in ensuring Learners progress and successful completion of the course. Tasks will vary and could include researching key youth work models, exploring organisational and national policies, through to planning, delivering and reflecting on a youth work session.   
     
  • Learners must be aged 18 years or over.

Important dates:

Closing date for applications: 24 August 2022 5pm

Interviews will be individually arranged with applicants

Notification of interview results: week comencing 5 September 2022

Applicants may find it useful to read the CAS NOCN Youth Work page for more information.

About the course

This course can help to prepare learners to begin working with young people in a range of youth work settings. Youth work helps young people learn about themselves, others and society, through informal educational activities that combine enjoyment, challenge and learning. Youth workers work typically with young people aged between 11 and 25. Their work seeks to promote young people’s personal and social development and enables them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole.

Learners are assessed throughout and complete a portfolio of written assignments. Before signing up please do ensure that you have the time to study the course materials and complete the portfolio in addition to the advertised sessions – we recommend an additional 2 – 2.5 hours per week.

This course is 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 forms the first module contributing to the full NOCN Level 2 Award in Youth Work practice. Learners who successfully complete this course can apply for a place on the NOCN Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles which is designed to be an introductory qualification. Unlike the NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (England) it does not carry any professional qualification endorsement from ETS England.

Questions you will be able to answer after this course

  • 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?

You can find the full NOCN course specification here:  www.nocn.org.uk/products/qualifications/unit/t-617-9599-theory-of-youth-work/

Application information

When applying for a place on the course applicants will be asked to confirm that they have read:

  • the policies and procedures for the level 2 youth work courses
  • the example Learner Agreement on our website
    the example Learners Agreement and would you accept it if offered a place
    They are on our website
  • and understand the Privacy details about how my personal information will be used.

Applicants may find it useful to read the CAS NOCN Youth Work page for more information.

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

Other information

Organisations may apply for more than 1 place.  In the first instance we will allocate 1 place per organisation.  If space allows, we will then allocate further places to organisations. 

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