Helping you to support your communities
If you want to support your community or your organisation or refresh your own skills and knowledge we can help. We have a range of relevant, practical training, events and resources to help you.
‘We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit‘
Robert H. Shaffer
In this section you will find invaluable training courses to support you in your role with working/volunteering with young people.
The Level 2 Youth Work course is nationally accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN).
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An introduction to youth work. Gain the skills, knowledge and qualities required to work with young people within a Youth Worker role. You will need to attend all sessions and complete the written assignments in order to pass the course. Must be 16+ to register and be working or volunteering with children/ young people.
This course is nationally accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN).
A brief introduction to key youth work skills. It is ideal for anyone who already work/ volunteer with young people in other settings/ e.g. Police Officers, Library staff, shop workers, security guards, retail, leisure and service outlets.
If you want to include youth work approaches in your professional toolkit this course is for you. It covers practical youth work skills and knowledge. Builds confidence.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, including yours. You have a safeguarding responsibility to your staff, volunteers and service users. This course helps you fulfil those requirements.
Introductory training for you to: identify signs & indicators of different types of abuse -respond appropriately to safeguarding issues – understand where abuse can occur
Gambling harm prevention training for youth facing professionals: With GamCare
Training for youth-facing professionals, focused on recognising risk factors, signs and symptoms of a gambling problem; talking to young people about gambling and signposting help
Youth Focus Suffolk is a project funded by Suffolk County Council to help build confidence and capacity within communities to support young people. The project is offering a range of subsidised courses such mental health awareness, supporting volunteers, fundraising, wellbeing and more. These courses are available to anyone working in Suffolk with young people. One to one support and advice is also available.
To view the full range of courses, delivery dates and to book click on the link below and then filter the results by typing 'Youth' in the search box.
On demand resources from Community Action Suffolk
If you want or need the flexibility to learn at different times and at your own pace this section is for you.
Other On demand resources
This training takes about 45 minutes to complete.
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Supporting the VCSE sector to work with young people
We aim to ensure that VCSE organisations have access to resources, support and training to help build capacity in the youth sector, developing new ideas and sustaining existing support and provision for young people. Take a look at our Youth Development page for information and resources:
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