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.

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.

Child Protection Officer

This course is for individuals that have responsibility for child protection arrangements within their youth group. The course is particularly aimed at those in small voluntary sector organisations that have limited access to other support or training. Participants should have previously attended Child Protection Awareness training.
Duration: 1 day

Support and Supervision

This course will offer you an introduction to offering one to one support and supervision.

It is aimed at people who are new to the role and people who would like to refresh their knowledge and check out their practice. The focus of the

day is on planned supervision sessions however most of the concepts will be relevant for informal support and supervision also.
Duration: ½ day–1 day

Training and Facilitation Skills

Whether you are new to training and looking for

a grounding in good practice or more experienced and looking for some fresh thinking and new ideas there should be something for you. This workshop will build confidence and develop facilitation skills for use in your day to day youth work practice.
Duration: 1 day

Management Modules

These modules will allow participants to undertake training, networking and skill sharing opportunities as part of the Leading in Youth Work learning network, on topics including Business Management, Marketing, Team Development

and Enterprise. This training is for managers/ senior volunteers and further details will be made available on Youth Scotland website, as modules are developed.
Duration: ½ day–1 day

Informed Trustees Training

The Informed Youth Work Trustee program will offer increased access to leadership development opportunities for volunteer trustees and improved strategic leadership through the offer of an accredited Trustee Training Course at SCQF.

Level 7, endorsed by Napier University. This course will be offered to Trustees of the National Voluntary Youth Work Organisations and Trustees of the larger community based Youth Work Charities in the first instance. The course would look to accelerate the learning of inexperienced Trustees or to refresh the knowledge of experienced Trustees, providing support for a changing landscape. It could also be used to encourage new Trustees and be offered as part of induction training.
Duration: approx. 6 months but will vary from participant to participant as training is done on-line and at the participant’s own pace

Writing Successful Funding Applications

The training session is intended to give participants an insight into how applications for funding are assessed, in order to ensure they can maximise their chances of success. It will increase understanding of why and how applications are assessed and build your awareness of the information you need to include in any application.
Duration: ½ day

Enterprising Leaders

The workshop will be a lively and interactive session where you can pick up some useful and tangible tools for introducing an enterprising approach within your organisation, whilst remaining true to your organisation’s core values and purpose. This workshop is a partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy.
Duration: ½ day

Evaluation & Outcomes

This workshop will offer you a more detailed platform to improve your knowledge of evaluation and outcomes that talk the funder’s language and enhance your funding application skills. We will also introduce you to Equip―this is a practical toolkit for improving practice in voluntary and community youth groups.
Duration: 3 hours

Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) & Pupil Equity Fund

This workshop takes you through the up to date overview and key messages of what GIRFEC is and what it means to our youth work sector. To support this we also introduce you to Pupil Equity Funding which is additional funding allocated directly to schools that community youth groups can access and work collaboratively with the schools to target at closing the poverty related attainment gap.
Duration: 3 hours

Curriculum for Excellence: An Introduction

Curriculum for Excellence makes it clear that its aspirations for Scotland’s young people to develop as successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens,

are not just for schools: youth work has a powerful part to play. This training session introduces Curriculum for Excellence to learning providers, including youth workers, before having an in-depth look at the Experiences and Outcomes that all children and young people should achieve, regardless of the setting. Delegates will leave

with a practical tool to support them to identify Experiences and Outcomes most relevant to youth work.
Duration: 3 hours

If you are interested in topics that are not listed above, we can develop new courses in response to demand, both in-house and in partnership with a range of partner agencies.

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Get in touch if you'd like to discuss any of these modules by calling 0131 554 2561 or emailing training@youthscotland.org.uk

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