“I have loved the practical connection between studying and placement.”



Developed for all who are involved in youth work full-time, part-time or spare-time and particularly appropriate for the 6th Form School Curriculum. It can be completed by youth workers of any age from 16 +. The training days fit within an academic year.

The Award must be completed in order to move onto the Certificate

The course is structured in the following way:

This is a mix of interactive teaching by the tutor, face-to-face in a classroom and supported practical youth work in the school.

The teaching material is flexible and able to be delivered in small chunks.

9 Learning Units – 4 Units for the Award, 5 Units for the Certificate

Tutor Notes, Outline and PowerPoint

Learner Workbooks


Endorsed by:  NOCN

Cost: £850

Duration: 1-2 years part time

Entry requirements

  • A placement or activities at school
  • A Line Manager/Teacher
  • A Mentor/Youth Worker

Where can you study?

OCYM at Oxford Youthworks