These qualifications will help you develop the underpinning knowledge and work skills you require to competently work towards or carry out the role of Assistant Youth Support Worker at Level 2.
Once you have completed your studies, you will have an industry-recognised qualification, and you will be able to confidently support the personal and social education of young people in paid employment or working as part of the voluntary sector in the UK.
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What you'll learn
Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding and practical experience of the following:
The essential purpose and role of youth work includes the skills, knowledge, qualities and values required to practice
Safeguarding in a youth work setting, including how to protect young people when using contemporary technologies
Young people’s development and how youth work can support young people during adolescence
Working with challenging behaviour
Work-based Reflective Practice
Accredited by SEG Awards
Accredited by SEG Awards
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Duration study load
4-6 months involving 4 monthly teaching days (or 8 evening sessions) plus assessment time and independent study.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you must be aged over 18.
We recommend that you have a good command of literacy and numeracy before enrolling on these courses. We can provide support for this through our programme of online and classroom study for English, Maths and ICT.
You need to be regularly working directly with young people between the ages of 11 to 25 and have the support of an organisation throughout your study.
All new entrants to the youth work sector must be willing to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; you can not start studying until you have proof of this.
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Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice
For the Level 2 Award, you will need to gain 11 credits from 4 mandatory units.
Learners who achieve the Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice may wish to complete additional units to obtain the Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice.
Assessment for each level will be through the completion of a digital e-portfolio of evidence, workbook study tasks and evaluation of learning.
The full programme costs £775 per person, which includes all fees, registration costs, access to all learning resources, your own dedicated e-portfolio system, assessment materials, and tasks.
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About Need 2 Succeed
Need 2 Succeed was set up in March 2006 to offer accredited training, consultancy and project management service, on a range of solutions to help develop staff teams working within the public, voluntary and community sectors.
We have been involved with the setting up and supporting a number of high-profile and innovative community projects across South West London, including youth engagement projects with the Police, social enterprises, interim project management and short-term consultancy support.
To date, we have helped over 200 professionals achieve their qualifications and career development through apprenticeship, trainee and continued professional development (CPD).
Our training courses are offered through a blended mixture of online, class-based and 1:1 coaching & assessment.
Through our work with London Youth, we have helped 27 organisations acquire their London Youth Quality Mark (Ambition) and continue to provide advice to agencies in achieving quality-assured services.
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