Youth support worker apprenticeship

Support young people aged 11 to 25 to promote their personal, social and educational development

Working in informal settings such as youth clubs or social action projects, or more formal setting such as schools or youth justice environments, during the youth support worker apprenticeship you’ll play a supporting role to help young people in their personal, social and educational development. In all cases, safeguarding young people, following health and safety and equal opportunities policies will be central. In your daily work, you’ll interact with a wide range of organisations and different professionals such as youth workers, teachers, social workers and the police. You could often work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends, in a range of locations. You’ll be responsible for planning and delivering youth support work and may find yourself working on national projects such as youth parliament. Typical job titles could include youth club leader, youth development officer or project worker.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English, science

Entry requirements for the youth support worker apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000

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