Becoming a qualified youth worker

Most people enter youth work as either a volunteer or paid worker/apprentice and are typically called youth support workers.

Youth support workers undertake training at level 2 certificate or level 3 certificate or diploma in youth work practice.

This is a qualification for people who work with young people using youth work principles and practice.  The level 2 is for 16+ age group and the Level 3 is 18+ age group.

These qualifications are provided by a range of awarding organisations;

ABC Awards

Agored Cymru

Aim Awards

Apt Awards

Laser Learning



Or follow these other routes –

Other routes to becoming qualified


Covid-19 You will be able to find resources to help you and young people keep calm, stay connected and be safe. Each section has downloadable resources and links to other useful sites to support youth workers or use with young people. Please visit Youth Work Support concerning Covid-19