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;
Or follow these other routes –