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Youth Support Worker

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Course Overview:

Embark on a rewarding journey into the field of youth support work with our comprehensive "Youth Support Worker" training program. This comprehensive course is meticulously crafted to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and empathy required to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. Participants will explore various aspects of youth development, social support systems, and practical intervention strategies, preparing them to effectively engage with and empower youth facing diverse challenges.

Enrol Now and Make a Difference in the Lives of Young People.

Why Choose Our Course:

Our Youth Support Worker training program is the premier choice for individuals seeking to embark on a fulfilling career journey in youth support and advocacy. With a focus on comprehensive curriculum coverage, hands-on learning experiences, and expert guidance, our course offers a transformative learning experience. Led by experienced professionals in the field of youth services, our program provides participants with the tools and resources necessary to navigate the complexities of youth support work effectively. By choosing our course, you'll join a community of passionate individuals committed to empowering and uplifting young people.

Who Is This Course For:

Our Youth Support Worker training program is ideally suited for individuals who are compassionate, empathetic, and dedicated to supporting the well-being of young people. Whether you're looking to start a career in youth work, transition into a role focused on youth support, or enhance your existing skills in working with youth populations, this course offers valuable insights and practical strategies to support your professional growth and success. If you're passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of young people and eager to advocate for their needs and rights, this course is designed for you.

Career Opportunities:

Upon completing our Youth Support Worker training program, you'll be well-equipped to pursue a variety of rewarding career opportunities in the field of youth support and advocacy. From youth support worker positions in community organisations, schools, and youth centres to roles in youth mentoring, counselling, and outreach programs, the skills and knowledge gained from our course will open doors to diverse career pathways. Whether you aspire to work with at-risk youth, support young people in their educational and personal development, or advocate for youth rights and social justice, our course will empower you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people.

Enrol Now and Start Your Journey as a Youth Support Worker.

Advance Your Career in Youth Support:

Youth Support Worker training program to deepen your understanding of youth development, social support systems, and intervention strategies. By honing your skills in communication, empathy, and youth engagement, you'll position yourself as a trusted ally and advocate for young people, ready to support them in overcoming challenges and achieving their full potential. Whether you're new to youth support work or seeking to expand your skill set in working with youth populations, this course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence needed to excel in your role as a youth support worker.

Enrol Now and Make a Positive Impact in the Lives of Young People.


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Immerse yourself in our Youth Support Worker training program, where theory meets practice in a dynamic and supportive learning environment. This course is designed for individuals who are passionate about empowering and uplifting young people, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. Through a comprehensive curriculum, interactive learning activities, and real-world case studies, participants will explore key concepts and strategies in youth support work, gaining the skills and confidence needed to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Join us on this rewarding journey to unlock the potential of youth support work and become a catalyst for positive change and empowerment in the lives of young people.

Youth Support Worker Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction to Youth Support Work

  • Lesson 1: Role and Responsibilities of a Youth Support Worker
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the Needs of Young People
  • Lesson 3: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Youth Support Work

Module 2: Youth Development and Psychology

  • Lesson 1: Adolescent Developmental Stages
  • Lesson 2: Factors Influencing Youth Behaviour
  • Lesson 3: Supporting Emotional and Mental Well-being

Module 3: Communication and Relationship Building

  • Lesson 1: Effective Communication Skills
  • Lesson 2: Building Trust and Rapport with Young People
  • Lesson 3: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Techniques

Module 4: Safeguarding and Child Protection

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
  • Lesson 2: Recognising Signs of Abuse and Neglect
  • Lesson 3: Reporting Procedures and Confidentiality

Module 5: Supportive Interventions and Counselling

  • Lesson 1: Providing Emotional Support and Counselling
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Behaviour Management Strategies
  • Lesson 3: Assisting with Goal Setting and Personal Development

Module 6: Youth Work Practice and Methods

  • Lesson 1: Designing and Delivering Youth Work Programs
  • Lesson 2: Facilitating Group Activities and Workshops
  • Lesson 3: Utilising Creative and Expressive Therapies

Module 7: Working with Diverse Youth Populations

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Cultural Diversity
  • Lesson 2: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth
  • Lesson 3: Working with Young People with Disabilities

Module 8: Partnership Working and Networking

  • Lesson 1: Collaborating with Other Agencies and Professionals
  • Lesson 2: Building Community Relationships and Partnerships
  • Lesson 3: Engaging with Families and Carers

Module 9: Career Development and Professionalism

  • Lesson 1: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities
  • Lesson 2: Reflective Practice and Self-care Strategies
  • Lesson 3: Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making in Youth Work

Module 10: Evaluating and Improving Youth Support Services

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Evaluating Youth Support Programs
  • Lesson 2: Feedback and Quality Improvement Processes
  • Lesson 3: Advocacy and Campaigning for Youth Rights

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of youth development theories, including physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
  • Learn effective communication and engagement techniques for building rapport and trust with young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Explore practical intervention strategies and approaches for supporting young people facing challenges such as mental health issues, substance abuse, homelessness, and family conflict.
  • Develop skills in advocacy, empowerment, and resilience-building to help young people navigate obstacles and achieve their goals.
  • Enhance cultural competence and sensitivity to effectively support and engage with young people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.


Upon successful completion of our Youth Support Worker training program, you'll receive two prestigious certifications (one from REED and another one from Training Myth), recognising your expertise and commitment to youth support and advocacy. These certifications can be proudly displayed on your professional portfolio and shared with employers and stakeholders to demonstrate your qualifications and capabilities as a youth support worker.

Who is this course for?

This Youth Support Worker course is perfect for anyone looking to become a teaching assistant or enhance their existing skills in supporting students with special educational needs. It is particularly suitable for individuals who are looking to work in primary or secondary schools in the UK.


To enrol in our Youth Support Worker course, you will need a basic understanding of English and a passion for supporting students with special educational needs. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

Career path

Upon completing this course, you'll be prepared with the skills and knowledge to pursue many exciting career opportunities within youth work.

You can explore roles such as Youth Support Worker, Youth Outreach Officer, Community Development Worker, or Mentor.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.