List of YW qualifications

JNC / Professional Youth Worker Qualifications Wales

University / College Name

Previous Name

Programme Title

Endorsed From

Endorsed To

Notes

Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Glyndŵr University

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Oct-2017

Oct-2022

 

Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Glyndŵr University

Post-graduate Diploma, Youth and Community Work (JNC) leading to MA Youth and Community Work

Oct-2019

Oct-2024

 

University of South Wales (USW)

 

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Oct-2015

Oct-2021

 

University of South Wales (USW)

 

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (Youth Justice)

Oct-2015

Oct-2021

 

University of South Wales (USW)

 

MA Working for Children and Young People (Youth Work Initial Qualifying) incorporating Post Graduate Diploma Working for Children and Young People (Youth Work Initial Qualifying)

Oct-2017

Oct-2022

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed)

Oct-2020

 

Oct-2025

 

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

BA (Hons) Youth Work and Social Education with Foundation Year (ETS Endorsed)

Oct-2020

 

Oct-2025

 

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

Post Graduate Diploma Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed)

Oct-2020

 

Oct-2025

 

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

MA Youth Work and Social Education (ETS Endorsed)

Oct-2020

 

Oct-2025

 

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work

Oct-2016

Oct-2021

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Youth & Community Work leading to MA Education (Youth & Community Work)

Oct-2016

Oct-2021

 

Open University

 

BA (Hons) Youth Work

Oct-2015

Oct-2020

Discontinued

 

Glyndŵr University

 

 

BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Work

Oct-2010

 

Oct-2017

 

+ 2x 1 year

Extension

(inc. Swansea Franchise)

Glyndŵr University

North East Wales Institute Wrexham (NEWI)

Diploma of Higher Education in Youth Studies (leading on to the BA in Youth and Community Studies)

Oct-2004

 

Oct-2010

 

+ 1 year

Extension

North East Wales Institute Wrexham (NEWI)

 

Dip HE Youth and Community work (parent programme)

Oct-1999

Oct-2004

 

North East Wales Institute Wrexham (NEWI)

 

Dip HE Youth and Community Work (parent programme)

Oct-1995

Oct-1999

 

North East Wales Institute Wrexham (NEWI)

 

Dip HE Youth and Community Work (Franchised programme) Swansea

Oct-2003

 

Oct-2010

 

+  2x 1 year

Extension

Glyndŵr University

 

Post-graduate Diploma, Youth and Community Work (JNC) leading to MA Education (Youth and Community Work)

Jan-2014

Oct-2018

No recruitment in 2018/19

Glyndŵr University

North East Wales Institute Wrexham (NEWI)

Post Graduate Diploma in Youth Studies leading to MA Youth and Community Studies

Oct-2008

Oct-2013

 

North East Wales Institute Wrexham (NEWI)

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Youth & Community Education leading to MA Youth and Community Education

Oct-2002

 

Oct-2008

 

+ 1 year

Extension

University of Wales Newport (UWN)

 

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (Sport)

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work (Youth Justice)

Oct-2010

Oct-2015

 

University of Wales Newport (UWN)

 

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Oct-2005

Oct-2010

 

University of Wales College Newport (UWCN)

 

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Oct-2000

Oct-2005

 

University of South Wales (USW)

 

University of Wales Newport

Post Graduate Diploma in Youth & Community Work

Oct-2013

Oct-2018

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Oct-2014

 

Oct-2020

 

+ 1 year

Extension

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Trinity College Carmarthen

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

Oct-2009

Oct-2014

 

Trinity College Carmarthen

 

BA Youth and Community Work

Oct-2004

Oct-2009

 

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work leading to MA Youth and Community Work

Oct-2014

 

Oct-2020

 

+ 1 year

Extension

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Trinity College Carmarthen

Post Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work leading to MA Youth and Community Work

Oct-2010

                 

Oct-2015

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work

Oct-2011

Oct-2016

 

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

 

BA Community Education - Full-time Attendance (No Dip HE exit)

Oct-2006

Oct-2011

 

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

 

DipHE in Community Education - Part-Time Attendance

Oct-2006

Oct-2011

 

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

 

BA (Hons) Community Education

Oct-2001

Oct-2006

 

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

 

DipHE in Community Education - Part-Time Attendance

Oct-2001

Oct-2006

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University)

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

Post Graduate Diploma in Youth & Community Work

Oct-2011

Oct-2016

 

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC)

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Management in the Community Professions (Youth & Community Work) leading to MSc Management in the Community Professions

Oct-2007 

Oct-2012

 

Oasis Trust

 

DipHE in Youth Work and Ministry

Oct-2001

Oct-2006

 

University of Ulster

 

MSc Youth and Community Work

Oct-2001

Oct-2006

 

Open University

 

BA (Hons) Youth Work

Oct-2010

Oct-2015

 

 

JNC Youth Support Worker Qualifications

Minimum Level 3 Certificate – Youth Support Worker; Level 2 Certificate – Assistant Youth Support Worker

Awarding Organisation Name

Previous Name

Course Title

Available From

Available To

Notes

Agored Cymru

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group

NOCN Group

OCN West Midlands

Open Awards

Prince’s Trust

Skills and Education Group (SEG) Awards

 

SEG were ABC Awards

Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

1 April 2020

31 March 2025

One qualification covering England and Wales

Agored Cymru

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group

NOCN Group

OCN West Midlands

Open Awards

Prince’s Trust

Skills and Education Group Awards

 

 

Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

1 April 2020

31 March 2025

One qualification covering England and Wales

Agored Cymru

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group

NOCN Group

OCN West Midlands

Open Awards

Prince’s Trust

Skills and Education Group Awards

 

 

Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice

 

1 April 2020

31 March 2025

One qualification covering England and Wales

ABC Awards

Agored Cymru

AIM Awards

APT Awards

Certa

Laser Awards

OCNWMR (West Midlands Region)

OCN London

NOCN

 

 

Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

1 April 2015

31 March 2020

One qualification covering England and Wales

ABC Awards

Agored Cymru

AIM Awards

APT Awards

Certa

Laser Awards

OCNWMR (West Midlands Region)

OCN London

NOCN

 

 

Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

1 April 2015

31 March 2020

One qualification covering England and Wales

ABC Awards

Agored Cymru

AIM Awards

APT Awards

Certa

Laser Awards

OCNWMR (West Midlands Region)

OCN London

NOCN

 

 

Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice

 

1 April 2015

31 March 2020

One qualification covering England and Wales

Agored Cymru

City & Guids

ABC Awards

NOCN

Regional OCNs

 

 

* NVQ/VRQ in Youth Work Level 2 & 3 Certificate / Diploma

2005

 2015

Range of different qualifications some for England, some for Wales.

Most would be on DaQW/ QIW/ Ofqual Register

Open University

 

Level 4 (90 Credit) Certificate Working with Young People

2005

2015

UK wide

City & Guilds Mg Training

 

NVQ Youth Work Level 2

2005

2006

Wales only

City & Guilds Mg Training

 

NVQ Youth Work Level 3

2005

2006

Wales only

Wales Youth Agency Staff College

 

OCN Level 4 (Foundation) Qualifying Practitioner Training

2003

2008

Wales only

University of Wales College Newport, Caerleon

 

Level 4 Foundation Course

2002

 

Wales only

North East Wales Institute (NEWI)**

 

Level 4 (20 Credit) Foundation Course

2003

2008

Wales mainly

Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS)/YMCA

 

Foundation Course

1998

2001

Wales only

WJEC***

 

Scheme for the Validation of Initial-Part-time Training

1990

1997

Wales only

Individual Local Authority pre 1996****

 

Bessey Course / Stage 1 Course

1970s

1990s

Wales only

 

* National Vocational Qualification or Vocationally Recognised Qualification in Youth Work: levels 2 and 3 Certificate and Diploma 2005-15; (these qualifications were offered by a range of accredited awarding organisations and listed on the Register of Qualifications/DAQW when these registers came into being. They would include, for example, Agored, NOCN, regional OCNs, ABC, City & Guilds plus others and could have slightly different titles)

** North East Wales Institute (NEWI) Level 4 (20 Credit) Foundation Course1999+: Cardiff & Swansea 2003-2008. Programmes under franchise arrangements with Flintshire, the North West Wales Training Consortium (Conwy, Ynys Mon & Gwynedd),  Neath and Port Talbot Training Consortium, Merthyr and Caerphilly Training Consortium, Vale of Glamorgan, Mg Training and, in England, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Training Consortium

*** WJEC Scheme for the Validation of Initial-Part-time Training 1990-1997: CWVYS (1995-2001); NEWI (1992-95); Clwyd (1990-97); Dyfed (1991-96); Gwent (1994-96); Gwynedd (1991-96); Mid Glamorgan (1992-96); Powys (1991-93 & 1995-96); South Glamorgan (1990-96); West Glamorgan (1990-96)

**** Local 'Bessey' Course / Stage 1 Course (1970s/80s/90s) - part-time youth workers could complete a regional or locally developed qualification which varied in complexity and volume.

 

JNC recognised qualifications in the UK and Ireland:

England – National Youth Agency https://nya.org.uk/resource_category/validation/

Scotland – CLD Standards Council http://cldstandardscouncil.org.uk/registration/recognised-qualifications/

Ireland and Northern Ireland – North South ETS (NSETS) https://www.youth.ie/programmes/projects-initiatives/nsets/endorsement/

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