Introduction to Youth Work (ItYW) is a six session training programme that will develop your understanding and skills relating to youth work.
Each session provides an introduction to a different aspect of youth work, including both theoretical and practical applications in a range of youth work settings. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you choose.
15th January - Introduction to Youth Work Values
Explore the different definitions of youth work and learn how you can embed the underpinning youth work values into your own practice.
*while not compulsory, if you are interested in attending other sessions we recommend that you start with this one, as it underpins other sessions
22 January - Conversations
Look at how you can build responsive relationships with young people, including identifying and managing boundaries.
29 January - Group Work Skills
Develop an understanding of how to work with groups of young people by examining practical tools and examples.
5 February - Understanding and Meeting Needs
Explore youth workers' roles as critical and responsive practitioners by understanding young people's needs and knowing how to signpost to further support.
12 February - Planning, Recording and Monitoring
Gain insight into the importance and relevance of planning, recording and monitoring youth work, gaining tools and methods of applying it effectively.
19 February - Measuring Impact
Explore what is meant by evaluation, relative practice and impact, using the example of the Most Significant Change Model.
£45.00 per session per person or free* for volunteers
(*A £10.00 refundable and transferable deposit is required)
Contact Natalie Bates
Tel: 0161 234 2950