Certificate in Youthwork Practice Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS627
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £525

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The Certificate in Youth Work Practice is a part time course for adults who are employed either paid or volunteers in a youth work setting or as a youth and community worker. You will demonstrate how you meet a set of National Occupational Standards and show that you have the level of knowledge, understanding and skills to complete your work effectively.


You will be on programme for 9-12 months. During this time you will be expected to attend a 2 hour weekly taught session.

Qualification achieved

Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

What will I study?

Each of the QCF awards is based on an amount of Credits. To achieve the Level 2 certificate in Youth Work Practice you must achieve a minimum of 23 credits, 17 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 6 credits from the optional units available. Some of the topics you will cover will be:

    Safeguarding young people in a youth work setting
  • Support the provision of information and advice to young people
  • Understanding youth work principles and practice
  • Youth work principles, knowledge and skills in work based practice
Entry Requirements

You must be working on a regular basis in a youth work setting, either paid or as a volunteer.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an approved assessor, who will visit you in your workplace to observe and assess your practical work. You will submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.

What can I do next?

You may progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Youthwork Practice

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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