Youth Work

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Youth Work like?

Do you want to provide life-changing support to young people in your community? Would you like to be a role model and inspire the next generation? This apprenticeship helps you to break into a crucial and rewarding sector. 

It'll teach you practical skills for a successful career in youth work. You’ll develop a deep understanding of youth issues and learn how to support a wide variety of young people. You’ll also learn best practices and valuable tools from professionals in the sector.  

You could work in many areas including:

  • government

  • charity

  • education

  • mental healthcare

  • physical care

Help vulnerable adolescents regain their purpose as a support worker. Create a group of supportive and like-minded individuals as a youth service manager. Share transformative skills and knowledge as a community education coordinator. 

However you want to make a difference in youth work, this apprenticeship gives you the training to make a positive impact. 

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. It's useful to have previous youth work experience and references from previous employers. You'll also need to pass a disclosure check.

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider. 

How long will it take?

This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete at SCQF Level 6 or SCQF Level 7.

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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