Skilled Youth Workers

We believe young people deserve to be supported by highly trained, skilled workers.

NYA validate all professionally qualifying youth work programmes across 60 higher education institutions. We are also a training and awarding body for youth work skills.

These pages will tell you what youth work is and the routes to becoming a youth worker.

They will also provide you with a list of professionally qualifying programmes and tell you if your qualification is recognised.

Your journey into youth work starts here.