Youth work training opportunities at the Playscheme 

Having engaging, qualified and professional Youth Workers delivering our playscheme is the corner stone of what we do. 

This is why we deliver Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles and Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice courses, which are accredited by the NOCN – National Open College Network.  The Level 3 Diploma is also endorsed by the JNC (Joint Negotiation Committee) for youth and community workers.

We are an NOCN Approved Centre, running courses using a mix of online teaching, face to face sessions, and hands on experience (we can help you find a placement if required). 

The next Level 2 course starts on 9th March 2024 for 12 weeks until June. Those who want to progress further can continue on to Level 3 straight after, which finishes on 29 November 2024.

Learners will attend weekly sessions on Zoom on either Thursday 6-9pm, or Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm.  There will be 2 x face to face Saturday sessions in the Level 2, and an additional  2 x face to face Saturday sessions in the Level 3.   

The courses are open to everyone, and will set you up for a fulfilling career in youth work. What is learnt makes an impact, as seen by these quotes from managers and learners alike.

“I have seen a big difference in how sessions are run and how young people are having a better input to what they want to do, which is vital in youth work.” MANAGER 2022
“I am so grateful that I have had the chance to do this training. 
It has helped my confidence and ability to work effectively with young people.”

So far, our learners have come from a wide array of organisations across the South West, including …

ACE (Aspiration Creation Elevation), Broad Plain House, Young Bristol, Youth Moves, Street Space, WAM Youth, The Door, Boom Satsuma, Creative Youth Network, Hartcliffe Youth Club, Youth In Sodbury, Young Somerset, In The Mix Project, Youth Unlimited, 2Bu Somerset, YMCA Brunel, Minehead Eye, ALS (Active Learning & Skills) Youth, Langport Youth Club, The Space, The Friendship Cafe, Keynsham Town Council Youth Service, Glastonbury Youth Clubs, Creative Sustainability, Grassroots Communities, Frome Youth Club,

15 of our 2022 learners from the Somerset Youth Work Alliance had a special certificate presentation ceremony in January 2023. To celebrate their achievements 50 guests attended, including their managers, Councillors and Commissioners.
“She really is flying and loving the training, her work and development.” MANAGER 2022
“Everything I have learned I have been able to use in the workplace and has helped me build better relationships with young people.” LEARNER 2022 

Interested? To register an interest or for further details, please email us:  

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