Introduction to Youth Work


January 18 - 09:15 am


February 29 - 03:30 pm

Event Category:

Activity, Training


Sussex Clubs for Young People

Email: member.services@sussexcyp.org.uk Phone: 01273 443563

Maybridge Keystone Centre

Raleigh Way

Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6JD

You MUST attend both sessions to complete this course: Saturday 18th January and Saturday 29th February – 9:15am-3:30pm – £48 pp (2-day course)

About this Event

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’.

To register for this event, please click here.