Workforce and Training
Want to work in youth work?
To help you find out about pursuing a career in youth work, have a look at our Youth Work Training FAQs as they may help. Also see our getting qualified page. Please refer to these pages before contacting NYA.
The National Youth Agency publishes its annual monitoring reports on validated training programmes for youth workers. The report is prepared as part of the Agency’s process for ensuring good practice within JNC professionally qualifying validated higher education programmes for youth and community work. As well as ensuring students receive a good standard of learning the process enables a picture of the developing workforce to be formed and highlights shifts and changes in trends. Read the 2010-2011 report in full >>
Annual monitoring guidance and supporting documents are availble here >>
On these pages you can find out about the JNC and its role in the youth and community work sector
A brief overview of the Joint Negotiating Committee and their role in the youth work sector. It also gives links to the current payscales.
Checking whether qualifications have JNC recognition
Information for individuals and employers to check whether qualifications are recognised by the JNC. Details about the status of qualifications gained elsewhere in the UK or from abroad is also available.
Find out about Professional Validation of Higher Education Programmes
Information about the process of professional validation, that is undertaken by the National Youth Agency on behalf of JNC, to ensure the continuing quality of professional level youth work training confering JNC status. This section also contains information about the annual monitoring of programmes and key reference documents for the use in developing programmes of learning.