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National Advance College

Youth Support Worker L3

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WHO IS FOR?

Youth Support Worker is for those who work or are interested in working in informal settings such as youth clubs, activity-based projects, and social action projects; or more formal settings such as schools, Early Help or youth offending and in local authority, charity, private or voluntary organisations

 

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work in a supporting role with young people aged 11-25 (predominantly in the age range of 11-19) to promote their personal, social, and educational development. Youth support work provides a holistically supportive, positive professional relationship with young people, ensuring the relationship is rooted in young people’s own journey and led by them. It creates opportunities for young people to develop their voice and views and creates opportunities to learn about themselves and society using informal education methods within the context of the professional relationship. Youth support workers lead work with young people, under the supervision of a degree qualified youth worker (or suitably aligned professional where this is not possible). An example of this might be working on a youth voice project, increasing the active participation of young people in the development or delivery of a service.

DURATION & OUR DELIVERY

The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 18 months. We deliver this programme to suit the individual employer’s needs including:

 

Face to face delivery at your workplace or at a local agreed place Off-the-job training lessons delivered virtually Classroom workshops at the employer’s site An allocated trainer who will support you throughout the learner journey 1-2-1 specialist support as and when required

 

Typical job titles include:

Deputy leader Participation worker Part-time youth leader Project worker Youth club leader Youth development officer Youth support worker

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Individual employers will set the

selection criteria, but this might include

GCSEs, A levels, a level 2 apprenticeship

or other relevant qualifications or relevant

experience. Completion of a DBS check-in line with local and organisational safer recruitment guidelines