Introduction to Youth WorkCourse Name:  Introduction to Youth Work

Course Description

The Introduction to working with young people training aims to help participants identify different types of youth work and settings, as well as the benefits of informal education. Participants will learn how to communicate effectively to make and maintain relationships with young people, as well as understand the transition from adolescence to adulthood. The course also explores how prejudice, discrimination, and oppressive behaviour occur and affect people.

The course covers:

    • Different types of youth work and settings 
    • Informal education and it’s the benefits
    • Group dynamics, group work, and roles people play within groups 
    • Listening and communication skills
    • The development of young people and the transition from adolescence to adulthood
    • Prejudice, discrimination, and oppressive behaviour
    • The role of the worker

Duration: The course consists of 12 hours. It can be delivered over two days or 4 sessions.

The Importance of PlayCourse Name: The Importance of Play

Course Description:

This training focuses on helping participants understand what play is and the benefits it provides. Participants will learn how to create effective play spaces and gain increased knowledge in group and one-to-one games. By understanding the benefits of play, participants will have the knowledge to encourage play opportunities and increase positive outcomes for children.

Duration: The course runs from 9.30 – 2.30 – 5 hours

Play Works Training CPD Accredited TrainingCourse Name: Play Works Training

Course Description
The Play Works Training course is designed to help participants understand the benefits of freely chosen play and how to enable opportunities for children to flourish. Participants will learn about the role of the worker, as well as children’s behaviour and development. Cultural diversity and equality will also be explored, and participants will be able to take part in activities that encourage participation, cooperation, and teamwork.

The course covers:

  • What is play?
  • The importance of play
  • Child Development
  • Managing Behaviour
  • Child Protection
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Team Building
  • How to create an effective play space
  • Risk Assessments
  • Group activities that encourages participation and cooperation
  • The role and responsibilities of the worker

Duration: The course consists of 20 hours. It is delivered over 4 days, ideally one day a week, or over six sessions.

Quality play opportunities are where, children can learn and develop a range of invaluable physical, mental and social skills.  When play is freely chosen, it provides opportunities for the individual child to achieve their full potential while being careful not to control the child’s direction or choice.