TRAINING & MENTORING
- Open door policy
- Life skills
- Information, advice and guidance
- Social inclusion
- Accredited qualifications in youth and community work
We promote the principles of informal education through our own support network to encourage independence and improved
Service-users receive regular one to one support from our support workers, who are qualified to Level 3 in Information
Advice & Guidance. Working towards increased confidence and independence a personalised programme of support is
developed to individual needs whereby achievable goals are established towards managing finance, leading a healthy
lifestyle, education, employment, family, and community engagement.
As a recognised partner of the YMCA George Williams College in London, we are also able to deliver and mentor individuals
wishing to gain nationally recognised and accredited qualifications in youth and community work.
We take great pride in the positive outcomes of our service-users, and the ways in which we have helped improve the quality
of their lives.
To see individuals regain their confidence and become increasingly independent to make progressively more substantial
decisions concerning their wellbeing is a great achievement and the keystone of our service.
"The tutors were very knowledgeable, welcoming and supportive throughout and always encouraged us to reflect on
our own practice. I felt that this really helped develop my self-awareness.
" - Informal Learning Level 2 student
We are able to deliver the following:
Level 2 Certificate in Youth and Community Work
This course explores the personal and professional values required for youth work through advancing the learner's existing knowledge and
understanding of the subject criteria, which includes management skills such as: responsibility, teamwork, and leadership.
The course is suitable for anyone working with children and young adults, whether that be members of staff, volunteers or students, and those
who complete it will receive a qualification which will enable a natural progression onto the Level 3 Diploma.
We also offer a short seven-week accredited course which consists of two modules in understanding youth work principle and practice and in
safeguarding young people in youth and community setting
Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work, Informal Education and Community Learning
Learners will explore their own values and beliefs, enabling them to engage more deeply with others in their work.
The course is suitable for those with current experience in informal education, youth work, mentoring or community learning, who should be
able to demonstrate their commitment and ability to engage readily with young people and adults.
It is also necessary for learners to show a propensity for justice and a desire to achieve equal opportunity. Those completing the course will
receive the Level 3 professional qualification.