FAQs – Training

How can I book a place?

Please email training@sgplayscheme.co.uk to register your interest and we will contact you as soon as new dates are confirmed.

How much does it cost?

Level 2 Award = £650

Level 3 Diploma – £1250

Are there any bursaries or funding available?

We currently get allocated bursaries from DCMS (Government) for a specific number of qualifications each year.  The bursaries are there for people and organisations that would struggle to pay.  Please contact Ternaya on 07510 380595 to discuss.

Do I have to attend all sessions? 

Yes, it is ideal if you are able to attend all of the sessions.  Sessions are held weekly on Zoom.  There are also a few Saturdays across the course which are compulsory for attendance.  All learners must attend a minimum of 80% of taught sessions to pass the course. 

When do sessions take place?

Where possible, we deliver 1 evening per week (6-9pm) and 1 morning per week (9.30am – 12.30pm).  You need to attend 1 of these sessions every week. 

Do I need to be working / volunteering in youth work?

Yes.  To complete the level 2, you must be volunteering or working for at least 3 hours per week in a youth work setting (senior school, alternative education, youth centres, detached youth work, youth housing, mentoring etc).

To undertake the level 3, you need to have at least 6 months experience of youth work. You will need to be able to deliver a 4 week programme within your setting (will be discussed in class).

If you are not currently volunteering / working in a youth work setting, we can support you to get a volunteering placement.

What does the course involve?

For the Level 2 Award, there are 4 units: 

  • Unit 1 – Theory of Youth Work
  • Unit 2 – Engaging and Communicating with young people
  • Unit 3 – Adolescent Development
  • Unit 4 – Safeguarding in youth work settings.

For level 3 Diploma, you do the 4 units above, then an additional 10 units: 

  • Unit 5 – Behaviour that challenges in youth work setting
  • Unit 6 – Reflective practice in Youth Work
  • Unit 7 – Group work in Youth work
  • Unit 8 – Work Based Practice
  • Unit 9 – Anti-discriminatory Practice
  • Unit 10 – Referrals and Signposting
  • Unit 11 – Understanding how youth work supports young people who are LGBTQ+
  • Unit 12 – Principles of supporting young people with regard to relationships and sexual health
  • Unit 13 – Understand how youth work can support young people’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Unit 14 – Support young people who are not in education, employment or training or that have been excluded from school.

Are there any exams?

No, for each unit there is a workbook to be completed. We work through the workbook during taught sessions.

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