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Practical Youth Work Skills

16th August 2021 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

This course will take place online via Zoom

This course is made up of 2 sessions which will run on Monday 16th & 23rd August, 2pm – 4.30pm

The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd August at 9am. Places will be allocated after this date.

An introduction to youth work: This course is targeted at those who are not ‘Youth Workers’ but whose work brings them into contact with young people (e.g. Police Officers, Library staff and volunteers, those working in Retail, Leisure and Service outlets, community drivers etc.) and who want to include youth work approaches in their professional repertoire.

The course draws on real life scenarios and tasks which are based in the participants own setting.

It is ideal preparation for participants who are ‘beginners’ as well as those wanting to expand their knowledge, working with young people (usually 11 – 25 year olds) in a range of youth work settings.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be aged 16+

Participants must be able to attend both sessions of the course.

Course content

This course gives participants some practical youth work skills and knowledge to build their confidence in understanding and using youth work methods.

It will enable participants to develop their understanding of how they can engage effectively with young people in their role

This course is also seen as preparation for the NOCN level 2: Theory of Youth Work qualification for those who wish to follow that route. 


The course uses practical activities, reflective practice, some theoretical input alongside personal experiences to create an interactive and participative learning environment.

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

Please note

The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd August at 9am.  Applications for places will be reviewed after this date and we will then contact you via email.  Please keep the course date available until you hear from us.

Organisations can apply for more than 1 place per course.  However, in the first instance, we will allocate 1 place per organisation, where applicants meet the course entry requirements.  If space then allows, we will allocate additional places to organisations.

Community Action Suffolk has secured funding in order to subsidise this course. Therefore, we are currently able to offer this course free of charge.