Level 2 and 3

Who is this course for?

Having engaging, qualified and professional Youth Workers is the corner stone of what we do. And the Level 2 and 3 Youth Work courses helps youth and community workers to do this and develop their career.

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.

Why train with SG Playscheme?

Our Level 2 Award in Youth Work Principles and Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice courses 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). 

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.

How much does it cost?

Level 2 Award = £650

Level 3 Diploma = £1250

Course dates and times

The next Level 2 course starts on 9th March 2024 for 12 weeks until June in Somerset and 2nd March 2024 in Patchway, South Gloucestershire. 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.   

Interested? To register an interest or for further details, please email us: training@sgplayscheme.co.uk  

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