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Celebrating Youth Work Week 2023

Local authorities have a statutory duty to provide a local youth offer for young people and are required to ensure that their local youth offer is responsive to the needs of young people.

The recently updated statutory guidance for local authorities provides greater clarity on what is required and specifies the need for high quality and effective practice provided by trained youth workers.

In response to the update, the National Youth Agency has published a toolkit, which provides a roadmap and tools to review the needs of young people and develop a strong local ecosystem of youth work provision that supports young people’s wellbeing, education and development.  

A Qualified Workforce

AIM’s youth work qualifications have been designed in partnership with the National Youth Agency and in collaboration with a working group of awarding organisations who sit on the Youth Work Forum. This ensures the qualifications are relevant, fit for purpose, and reflect the latest developments within the Youth Work sector.

Our suite of youth work qualifications help learners prepare to work or volunteer with people aged 11-25, through non-formal educational activities incorporating enjoyment, challenge and learning.

The suite of qualifications include:

These popular qualifications are available for registrations, so please get in touch with our Business Development team for further information or to add these qualifications to your existing portfolio. Contact our business development team.

What is Youth work?

Youth work involves a profession or set of practices aimed at supporting and engaging with young people to help them develop socially, emotionally, and personally.

It typically involves working with young people between 11 and 19 years of age, as well as young adults up to the age of 25, often in a non-formal or informal educational setting outside of traditional school environments. The primary goal of youth work is to empower young people and provide them with opportunities for personal and social growth.

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