PDA in Youth Work

An exciting, accredited course for youth workers/volunteers/leaders offered by Youth Scotland The PDA in Youth Work offers youth workers and volunteers the chance to undertake a nationally recognised SQA qualification in youth work

The PDA in Youth Work has been designed for those working with young people in a Community Learning and Development context.

It is suitable for people who have experience of youth work in a paid or volunteering capacity but who might not have formal qualifications in youth work.

The PDA in Youth Work offers a nationally recognised, SQA accredited qualification at SCQF Level 6.

Participants will be required to complete all three units and also to undertake a practical placement within their workplace or the youth club/group where they volunteer.

As part of their practical placement, they will be expected to deliver youth work sessions and support young people to gain a Youth Scotland award.

Training and funding for the young people’s awards will be provided. In order to complete the PDA, participants will be observed delivering youth work in their workplace or the group/club where they volunteer.

The next PDA in Youth Work course starts on 19 September 2021 and is closed to youth groups based in Ayrshire (priority will be given to Youth Scotland member groups).

The closing day for applications is 30 August 2021.

You can read more information in the flyer and apply using the application form using the links below. Please check the course is for your area and that application dates are still live.

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