Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (England)

ABC Awards Code C4305-03
Ofqual Code 603/5561/X
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 270
Guided Learning 139
Recognised by ETS England and ETS Wales (JNC)
Fee £77.40

The SEGAwards ABC Level 3Certificate in Youth Work Practice Englandhas been developed withindustry experts including the National Youth Agency, ETS England and Wales. This qualification embraces the National Occupational Standards for youth work and is JNC recognisedwith endorsement by ETS England and Wales. It supports the skills and knowledge learners and practical experience requiredto become a competent Youth Support Worker. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:

  • The values, core principles and current policies relating to youth work
  • Intervention strategies in youth work settings
  • The principles, knowledge and skills needed for work-based practice
  • Working with Behaviour that challenges
  • Reflective Practice and Work based-Practice

There are 27 Optional units available which include: Detached and Outreach Youth Work, Facilitate the Learning and Development of Young People through Mentoring, Principles of Supporting Young People with regard to Relationships and Sexual Health, Support Young People who are Refugees or Seeking Asylum, Support Young People to Achieve their Learning Potential, Support Young People who are Looked After or are Leaving Care, Understand how Youth Work Supports Young People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning LGBTQ+, Exploring Values, Beliefs and Spiritual Development within a Youth Work Setting,Youth Work in Digital Spaces and Places , Trauma informed approaches to Youth Work andSocial Action and more

For those studying they level 3 certificate there is a requirement that across the programme learners will undertake 60 hours of work experience in a youth work environment paid or unpaid throughout their learning journey. Learners must have access to a real work environment for most of the units.


Learners who achieve this qualification may wish to complete additional units to achieve the SEG ABC Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice England.