Introduction to Youth Work


October 19


09:15 am - 03:30 pm

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Email: Phone: 01273 443563

The Forest School

Comptons Lane

Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5NT

You MUST attend BOTH SESSIONS to complete this course – Saturday 19th October and Saturday 16th November –  9:15am-3:30pm

With the support of Simon Stanley we have developed a 2 part Introduction to Youth Work course which is informative, engaging and designed to help workers begin to think about youth work approaches and the basics around delivering sessions to young people.

This is an opportunity to explore Youth Work practice in two interactive sessions.

We will cover:

  •   What is a Youth Worker and how has Youth Work changed??
  •   Planning and delivering activities & reviewing
  •   Roles & Boundaries within Youth Work
  •   Managing challenging behaviour
  •   Development of young people
  •   The importance of Child Protection incl. Scenarios & reporting
  •   Coping with stress as a Youth Worker

The workshops will be fun, interactive and you will have opportunity to discuss issues and learn in a positive environment.

Previous attendees commented:

“This course was really helpful and I learned about issues of running a youth club”

“A great course thank you; I enjoyed learning and sharing and took away lots of new ideas”

Course Tutor

About the Course Tutor: Simon Stanley is the Targeted Youth Services Team Coordinator for East Sussex Children’s Services and he is an experienced youth worker. Simon started his youth work career as a volunteer in a youth club in Crewe and then started helping the local YMCA. He has worked in Wales and with West Kent YMCA. He is now based in Eastbourne.

Simon tells us that…

I am passionate about youth work, the impact it can have on the lives of young people and the difference it can make especially in this environment of diminishing resources.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is intended for adults (age 18+) not for young people seeking skills in volunteering at youth clubs.

Will lunch be provided?

No, so please don’t forget to bring your own. Refreshments will be provided.