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Youth Support Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

About the course

The Youth Support Worker Level 3 course provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified youth support worker. Our course is expertly tailored to the job role of a youth support worker and teaches learners the skills required to Work in a supporting role with young people aged 11-25 to promote their personal, social and educational development.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for an apprenticeship course, the following criteria must be met:

  • be aged 16+ at the time of enrolment
  • be a citizen of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA), or have lived in the UK or EEA for the past three consecutive years
  • be in full-time employment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • not already hold a qualification at level 4/ foundation degree/HNC or above in the same area that you wish to study

Entry Requirements

  • be employed within a job role in which your day-to-day responsibilities support the course syllabus
  • complete an enhanced DBS check

Course Information

  • Standard Reference


  • Course Duration

    18 Months

  • Professional Recognition

    Youth Support Worker status recognition by: National Youth Agency Education, Training and Standards Committee on behalf of Joint Negotiating Committee for Youth and Community Workers

  • Course Costs

    £4500 Our training courses are either funded by the Government or by employers apprenticeship levy account, depending on the size of the company. Learners are not required to pay towards their apprenticeship training

Course Qualifications

In order to pass the Youth Support Worker course , you are required to complete a mandatory qualification as part of your on-programme learning.

This qualification contains mandatory and optional units which will develop your knowledge and competency to become a certified youth support worker. The assessment of your knowledge and competency will be an accumulation of evidence that is collected by your tutor throughout your course and stored within your unique e-portfolio. The units available are:

  • Engaging and Communicating with Young People
  • Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting
  • Theory of Youth Work
  • Young People’s Development
  • Reflective Practice in a Youth Work Setting
  • Work-based Practice in Youth Work
  • Working with Behaviour that Challenges in Youth Work Settings
  • Group Work within a Youth Work Setting
  • Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Youth Work
  • Detached and Outreach Youth Work
  • Effective Outcomes-Based Youth Work
  • Exploring Values, Beliefs and Spiritual Development within a Youth Work Setting
  • Work with Young People to Reduce Involvement in and Impact of Youth Violence, Criminal Activities and Exploitation
  • Young People’s Participation in Youth Work
  • Facilitate the Learning and Development of Young People through Mentoring
  • Facilitating Youth Trips and Residentials
  • Managing a Budget within a Youth Work Setting
  • Managing Performance in a Youth Work Setting
  • Principles of Supporting Young People with regard to Relationships and Sexual Health
  • Referrals and Signposting in Youth Work Settings
  • Social Action
  • Supervision in the Youth Work Context
  • Support Young People to Achieve their Learning Potential
  • Support Young People’s Transition to Independence
  • Support Young People who are Looked After or are Leaving Care
  • Support Young People who are not in Employment, Education or Training or that have been Excluded from School
  • Support Young People who are Refugees or Seeking Asylum
  • Supporting Young People with Disabilities and Additional Learning Needs within a Youth Work Setting
  • Trauma Informed Approaches to Youth Work
  • Understand How to Manage Staff in a Youth Work Setting
  • Understand how Youth Work can Support Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Understand how Youth Work can Support Young People who are Experiencing Poverty
  • Understand how Youth Work can Support Young People who Misuse Substances
  • Understand how Youth Work Supports Young People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ+)
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If you would like more information about apprenticeships or how to become an apprentice employer, get in touch below or by phone on 01702 782001