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NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (England)

NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

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Qualification Overview

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Level 3
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The NOCN Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Youth Work Practice (England) are designed to prepare learners to lead work with young people in a range of youth work settings.

The Level 3 Certificate is suitable for learners who need minimal support. This is for employees who deliver operational youth work and who undertake duties on their own initiative or who have supervisory responsibility for small projects, such as one night a week clubs. Workers with these responsibilities will receive leadership and operational guidance from professionally qualified youth workers.

Learners studying the Level 3 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma must undertake work experience of 60 and 80 hours respectively, in a youth work environment (paid or unpaid) throughout their learning journey.

Optional units from the Level 3 Certificate or Diploma may also be of interest to current Youth Work practitioners who may wish to study a unit or units as continuing professional development.

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