Skip navigation

Advanced Apprenticeship in Youth Work

The purpose is to enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential

  • Programme ID: (30004918)
  • Sector: Youth Work 
  • Framework: Youth Work

The purpose of youth work is to: ‘Enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential’. Youth Workers play an important role in this process by supporting young people in their personal, social and educational development, normally as part of a wider team delivering or organising formal and informal education opportunities in a variety of settings.

As an apprentice in the youth work sector, you will be delivering youth and community support work in local and area projects or helping to run arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities. You may also be involved in identifying and pursuing sources of funding for projects to improve services and/or resources for young people; drawing up business plans; writing reports and making formal presentations to funding bodies.

Example job roles:

Youth Support Worker - This role is for staff who deliver operational youth and community support work in local and area projects. Youth and Community Support Workers will receive strategic leadership and operational guidance from Professional Youth and Community Workers.

Qualifications:

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification:

  • NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice (601/5612/0)
  • Credit Value: 37
  • Guided Learning Hours: 170 

Functional Skills:

Apprentices may need to provide evidence of their achievement of transferable skills in English, Mathematics and ICT in order to be awarded the Apprenticeship. If the apprentice does not already have suitable qualifications, the following Functional Skills qualifications can be taken:

  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2 - (500/9469/5)
  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2 - (501/1158/9)
  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 2 - (500/9765/9)

Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):

ERR is available as an additional Unit in the combined qualification: (L/504/6160) Employee rights and responsibilities.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS):

This group of skills are completed as part of the competency or knowledge-based qualifications. The skills covered are:

  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Team working
  • Self management
  • Effective participation

The Framework for this apprenticeship can be found here.