Youth Work Level 3 Certificate

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This course is suitable for those who need minimal support and is the qualification required for those wishing to work as a JNC qualified youth support worker.

This is course is for employees who deliver operational youth work and who undertake duties on their own initiative or who carry supervisory responsibilities for small projects, such as one night a week clubs.

What I'll learn

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice you must achieve a minimum of 27 credits in units such as: 

  • group work within a youth setting
  • reflective practice
  • work-based practice
  • anti-discriminatory practice
  • the learning and development of young people through mentoring
  • facilitating youth trips
  • support young people to achieve their learning potential


Entry Requirements

You must be working young people (13-19) or have a substantial placement in a youth work setting. The suggested minimum requirement for working in a youth work setting is 3 hours per week for 6 months.


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.