• Step into Youthwork

  • SCQF Level

    Level 4

  • Attendance/Duration

    January - Short Full time, 18 weeks

  • Start Date

    From 15 Jan 2018

  • Campus Availability

    Ayr

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Students on this course will have had a varied background, all with aspirations of working with young people. A place on the course is subject to an interview process. The course takes place within the HIVE.

The programme aims to develop skills such as, motivation, self-confidence, team building, as well as an understanding of basic Youth Work legislation, boundaries, safeguarding and challenging behaviour.

What's Involved

Step-Into-Youth Work is an 18 week course designed to introduce young people to the various aspects of Youth Work and what is required to make the first steps into a career in this field.

We look at the historical aspects of Youth work and where we are today. We explore the current issues facing young people today including the various legislation and the different approaches needed, such as engagement, confidence building and teamwork.

The course is 3 days a week with the student expected to find a voluntary position out of college time. After the 18 weeks our students will be ready for the next step, in their journey to become the Youth Workers of tomorrow, be it further education or a position with a youth organisation.

Themes include:

  • What Is Youth Work
  • Young People Today & Challenging Behaviour
  • Youth Work & Ethics
  • Boundaries & Safeguarding
  • Creative Digital Media Project
  • Employability Within Youth Work
  • Youth Work (Assessments)

Go Anywhere

Having complete this course, here are some of the courses you can move on to pitched at different levels that you can accomplish while working at your own pace:

    Ayrshire College

  • NC Health & Social Care
  • HNC Health and Social Care
  • NC Working With Communities
  • HNC Working With Communities

Successful completion could also lead to employment or places with other training providers, such as:

  • East Ayrshire Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • Young Carers
  • Princes Trust

Possible careers you can explore:

  • Youth Worker
  • Carer
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker