Youth Work Training – Interested?

Wakefield College are looking at running the ABC Level 2 Award/Certificate in Youth Work Practice.  This course is a perfect step for anyone who is interested in working with young people in any capacity. Even if you have been volunteering or working with young people for some time it would be great to have a certificate and it looks great on your C.V.


The ABC Level 2 Award/Certificate in Youth Work Practice aims to support the skills and knowledge needed to become a competent Assistant Youth Support Worker. The qualification aims to provide practitioners with a qualification that embraces National Occupational Standards for youth work and their mandatory competencies containing knowledge requirements and levels of skill.

Target Group

This is for people who are already working in a youth work environment (public, voluntary or private sector, paid or unpaid) in an assisting or supportive role and who are supervised. The Award and the Certificate are suitable for those who may have limited experience of youth work and want an access route to a qualification.

How long is the course?

A minimum of 73 guided learning hours based on 1 evening per week.

Where will it be held?

Campus to be confirmed.

Will I need to undertake a placement?

Learners must have access to a working environment. The Youth Work Team or one of our voluntary sector youth groups can provide this if you are not already in a placement.

Is there a charge?

The course is fundable for adults in the 19/20 academic year. If prospective students are aged 24+, unemployed and claim one of the qualifying benefits, or can provide proof they earn less than £16,009.50 per annum, they would not have to pay a course fee. Anyone earning above the threshold or not eligible for any other reason would have fees to pay. Any prospective students who will be 19 or over on 31st August and 19-23 at the start of their course, are only funded if they already have a full level 2 qualification (i.e. 5 GCSEs at A-C/9-4 or equivalent). Any student falling into this category would have fees to pay, regardless of their employment status or level of earnings. It’s their age on the start of the course and past attainment that matters for these rules. If they are 19-23 and have the full level 2 qualification, they are treated the same as all 24+ students, as described above. Any student that is 18 (or under) on 31st August 2019 will be treated as an 18 year old for the whole of the academic year and funded differently to older adults.

What next?

If you would like further information about the course please visit the Wakefield College website on

Mention you have heard about the course from the Youth Work Team.

If you have queries about the funding/costs of the course please contact Student Finance at the College.  Please ring the main number 01924 789789.

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