Training & Events

Youth Scotland offers a wide range of continuous professional learning and training across Scotland for youth workers, volunteers and leaders. Our training matrix gives you an idea of what’s available. Most courses are offered free, except where otherwise listed. These are for adult workers/ volunteers/leaders aged 16+

Youth Scotland Accredited Pathway for Youth Workers and Volunteers

Our core training offers an accredited learning pathway for youth work practitioners – from volunteers, just starting out, to managers who have been involved in youth work for years; there is something of benefit to all.

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Practical Basic Youth Work Training

A suite of training modules across a range of youth work topics which give you a good foundation for working with young people. These workshops are offered standalone or if you attend all 6 and complete accreditation, you can also receive a Ready for Youth Work certificate.

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Trusted Adult Training

A suite of training modules to help support young people’s health and wellbeing. From sexual health awareness to social media and internet safety.

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Fun and Creative Workshops

A series of hand-on, engaging workshops that use interactive activities to bring the fun to learning.

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Training for Senior Youth Workers, Managers and Boards

Our core training offers an accredited learning pathway for youth work practitioners – from volunteers, just starting out, to managers who have been involved in youth work for years; these are our modules for experienced and senior practitioners.

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Events & Booking

Our calendar shows all of our events & bookings in one handy place. See what’s coming up and read an intro to each item before booking your place.

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Training for Workers

Youth Scotland’s Training for Workers. Our expansive offering of training provides an accredited learning pathway for workers and managers. Updated and expanded - download the PDF now!

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