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; and 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+.
Whilst this course is a stand- alone training session which 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