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Practical Youth Work Skills

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June 8 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

This course consists of 2 sessions which will run on Wednesday 8th & 15th June, 6.30pm – 9.00pm.  Participants need to attend both sessions.

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.

An introduction to youth work: The course draws on real life scenarios and tasks which are based in the participants own setting and is targeted to those who already work with young people in other settings (Police Officers, Library staff and volunteers, those working in Retail, Leisure and Service outlets, community drivers etc.) who want to include youth work approaches in their professional repertoire. 

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.

Participants must be 18+.

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. 

Methodology

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

Once you have attended this training, you will have access to our Youth Support Network and additional online training.

Free
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