Youth work

Youth work

“Youth work involves delivering youth and community support work in local and area projects”

Youth work is about providing young people with challenges and new experiences by allowing them to be creative, active and have fun—all part of an informal education that helps young people to develop their own voice and identity. As an apprentice in the youth work sector, you’ll deliver youth and community support work in local and area projects or help 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. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be a youth support worker and in a good position to take the next step in your career as a youth worker, with qualifications that most employers will support you in doing on a part-time basis.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements: Disclosure and Barring Service check

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

More information: www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR03468

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies