Youth Work Level 2 Certificate

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The Youth Work Level 2 Certificate is suitable for new practitioners or those wishing to progress onto the Youth Work Level 3 Diploma.

The Youth Work Level 2 Certificate is the minimum qualification required for those wishing to work as a JNC Youth Support Work Assistant.

What I'll learn

To achieve Level 2 certificate in Youth Work Practice you must achieve a minimum of 26 credits from units such as:

  • engaging and communicating with young people
  • group work within a youth work setting, safeguarding
  • theory of youth work
  • work-based practice
  • working with challenging behaviour
  • young people's development
  • supporting young peoples recragion and leisure


Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are needed. You must either be working with young people or have a substantial placement in a youth work setting. The suggested minimum requirement for working in a youth work setting is 3 hours a week for 6 months. You must have a satisfactory DBS check before embarking on the qualification.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.