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Intermediate 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: (30004917)
  • Sector: Youth Work
  • Framework: Health and Social Care


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:


Assistant Youth Support Worker - This role will be used for staff appointed in an assisting role, undertaking duties under direction and where independent action will be limited. Example duties may include helping to run arts-based activities, community / environmental projects, residential or sporting activities.

Qualification:

Combined Competence and Knowledge

Qualification:

  • NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (601/5607/7)
  • Credit Value: 26
  • Guided Learning Hours: 139 

Functional Skills:

To complete the apprenticeship apprentices may need to do functional skills if they don’t have the adequate qualifications, the qualifications that can be taken with this apprenticeship are:

  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in English Level 1 (500/8499/9)
  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics Level 1 (500/8501/3)
  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1 (500/9764/7)

Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):

ERR is available as an additional unit within the combined Level 2 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.