Youth Work Apprenticeship or Youth Work Qualification! What’s the difference?

If you are a Youth Work apprentice employer, Youth Work employer or Youth Worker interested in JNC Youth Work training routes then this blog is for you! 

Have you noticed there is a lot of information out there regarding apprenticeships and other qualifications? We have! And trying to understand these can be challenging!

So, the Get Up & Co. team have designed an easy-to-use table to help you choose which route is best for you.

Enjoy comparing and working out what learning route best suits you and if either of these learning routes are of interest contact the team and enrol with us to further your Youth Work career.

Youth Work Apprenticeships

Youth Work Qualifications

Has two qualification routes:

  1. Intermediate Youth Work Apprenticeship (Equivalent to L2 Certificate in Youth Work)
  2. Advanced Youth Work Apprenticeship (Equivalent to L3 Diploma in Youth Work)

Has four qualification routes:

  1. The Principles in Youth Work L2*
  2. Certificate in Youth Work Practice L2
  3. Certificate in Youth Work Practice L3
  4. Diploma in Youth Work Practice L3

JNC Recognised

The Certificate L2 & L3 & Diploma L3 are JNC Recognised

*Only covers the first 4 units. To achieve JNC recognition learners will need to complete the additional 5 units of either the L2 or L3 Certificate or Diploma

Requires learners to be working 30 hours a week in a youth project

Requires learners to be working between 3 – 6 hours per week or monthly equivalent

  1. The Intermediate course is for Youth Workers who support Youth Work Delivery
  2. The Advanced Course is for Youth Workers leading on Youth Projects
  1. The Principles of YW course is for all Youth Workers
  2. L2 Certificate is for Youth Workers who support Youth Work Delivery
  3. L3 Certificate is for Youth Workers leading on Youth Projects
  4. L3 Diploma is for Youth Workers who are wanting to specialise in a specific area.
Takes 18 months to complete each course

Course times vary depending on cohort and clients’ requirements (Minimum 4 months, Max 18 Months)

Requires participation from the Line manager to achieve the qualification

Requires participation from Line manager to achieve the qualification

Assessment takes place at the end of the programme. This is known as End Point Assessment

Assessment takes place throughout the course learners will be expected to evidence learning gained in the classroom and the field

Funded through the government apprenticeship initiative. If you are an employer you will need to be registered as an apprenticeship employer to qualify for funding 

Business or self-funded.

Get Up & Co are a recognised apprenticeship training provider

Get Up and Co are a recognised Youth work Qualifications training provider

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