Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice (Wales)

ABC Awards Code D4306-C3
Welsh QAN C00/4042/1
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 370
Guided Learning 173
Recognised by ETS England and ETS Wales (JNC)
Fee £99.40

The SEGAwards ABC Level 3Diploma in Youth Work PracticeWaleshas 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 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 the level 3Diploma there is a requirement that across the programme learners will undertake 80 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 will meet the requirements of a Youth Support Worker role.

Most Youth Work professionally qualifying Youth Work Degree programmes require a minimum of 100 hours work experience in a youth work environment as a course entry requirement.  This qualification therefore gives a good foundation of theory to practice for those undertaking them as part of a route to professional Youth Worker status.