A Career in Youth Work


“Youth Work is about working with young people to help them develop their life skills in an informal atmosphere”.


Youth Work can take place in many different places, from youth centres and schools to “on the street”, via a detached youth project. It involves supporting and working alongside young people in small groups, as part of a larger centre; or on an individual basis.


You will learn skills and techniques to deal with situations affecting this age group and to promote their learning.  You will have the chance to develop positive working relationships with young people and see the outcomes from your efforts first hand.


Skills needed:

  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to motivate others; to be approachable and friendly
  • Good at organising and planning

Things you would do as a Youth Worker


As a youth worker you would support youth work programmes in your area.  This would involve working directly with young people through street; community; and school based work, as well as local youth festivals.  You would maintain accurate record keeping and take part in supervision, training and staff meetings as required. An Apprentice Youth Worker’s role is to assist in the planning, delivery and coordination of youth work projects and meet the needs of young people in their local area.


What can an Apprenticeship in Youth Work lead to?

  • After gaining Level 2 Youth Work you can move onto a higher level; level 3
  • With experience can take on role in area like mental health
  • Team leader / manager at a Youth Club
  • Gain further qualifications and move into social work, teaching, community development or counselling


Youth Work Qualifications JACE offer:

  • The Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • The Advanced Apprenticeship

At the end of your Apprenticeship, you’ll be a youth support worker and be in a good position to take the next step in your career.

How to apply:

You can apply to JACE all year round. No need to wait - get in touch today!


Telephone us on 0345 241 7738             

Email: jace@jace-training.co.uk









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