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:
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.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6 or Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
Youth Work at SCQF Level 6
SVQ in Youth Work at SCQF Level 7
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
develop trusting and beneficial relationships with young people
help young people to achieve their goals
empower young people to share their ideas, beliefs and visions for the future
educate youth on protecting their health and wellbeing
connect young people to the wider community
encourage young people to take on responsibilities and develop their skills
You will also learn a set of essential core skills, such as:
information technology (IT) skills
These core skills are not just applicable to the youth work sector. They'll also support your development in a wide variety of related sectors including:
This Modern Apprenticeship provides a range of potential career options to successful graduates. You can develop your youth work abilities in formal education or start working in the sector.
Further education: Get a higher understanding of youth work to progress into senior job roles. Qualifications that you could undertake after completing this Modern Apprenticeship include:
Higher National Certificate in Working With Communities
Professional Development Award in Youth Work
Straight to work: Use your youth work qualification to get a job in the industry. This apprenticeship could lead to employment in the following jobs:
community education coordinator
youth service manager
family and youth worker
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 Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.