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Youth Work: Youth Welfare Support Worker Training

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Course Overview:

Embark on a rewarding journey towards becoming a Youth Welfare Support Worker with our comprehensive training programme in Youth Work. Designed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience needed to support and empower young people, this course delves into the principles, theories, and best practices of youth work in diverse community settings.

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles, values, and ethics underpinning youth work practice, including the importance of empowerment, participation, and social justice.
  • Develop effective communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills to engage with young people from diverse backgrounds and build trusting relationships.
  • Acquire knowledge of adolescent development theories and frameworks, enabling them to support young people through the challenges of adolescence and transition to adulthood.
  • Learn practical strategies for promoting positive youth development, including strengths-based approaches, goal setting, and resilience-building activities.
  • Enhance their understanding of risk assessment and harm reduction strategies to address issues such as substance misuse, mental health concerns, and risky behaviours among young people.
  • Familiarise themselves with legal and ethical responsibilities in youth work, including safeguarding procedures, confidentiality requirements, and reporting obligations.


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1h 52m

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Youth Work: Youth Welfare Support Worker Training is a dynamic and interactive course aimed at preparing participants for the challenges and opportunities of working with young people in various contexts. Through a combination of theoretical learning, practical skills development, and hands-on experiences, students will explore topics such as adolescent development, youth engagement strategies, risk assessment, and safeguarding practices. With a focus on fostering positive relationships, promoting social inclusion, and advocating for the rights and well-being of young people, this course provides a solid foundation for those pursuing a career in youth work.

Youth Work: Youth Welfare Support Worker Training 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

Who Should Take This Course:

This course is ideal for individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people and are considering a career in youth work or related fields. It is suitable for:

  • Aspiring youth workers looking to gain foundational knowledge and practical skills to embark on a career supporting young people in a variety of settings, such as youth centres, schools, community organisations, and residential facilities.
  • Current youth workers or support workers seeking to enhance their expertise, expand their skill set, and advance their careers in the field of youth welfare.
  • Educators, social workers, counsellors, and other professionals working with young people who wish to develop a better understanding of youth work principles and practices to enhance their effectiveness in supporting youth.
  • Volunteers and community members interested in engaging with young people and contributing to positive youth development initiatives within their communities.

Who is this course for?

  • This Youth Work: Youth Welfare Support Worker Training course is perfect for :

    • Individuals who are unsure where to start on their learning journey.
    • Anyone looking to enrich their portfolio with exclusive and sought-after skills.
    • Those who value practical advice and sound judgement in their professional endeavours.
    • Students eager to expand their expertise and broaden their horizons.


  • Enrolling in this captivating Youth Work: Youth Welfare Support Worker Training course doesn't require any prerequisites. However, we highly recommend that you be at least 19 years old and possess basic English and computer literacy skills.

    This Youth Work: Youth Welfare Support Worker Training course is open to anyone, regardless of academic background or official qualifications. All you need is access to a smart device that can connect to the internet, and you're ready to embark on your learning journey.

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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.