Previously gained qualifications - JNC recognition
Checking whether previously gained qualifications have JNC recognition
The nature and level of qualifications required to confer professionally qualified status for the JNC have changed over the years. Once you have achieved professionally qualified status this does not change, even thought the qualifications might. The NYA holds a list of all those courses and programme that have previously conferred qualified status for youth workers, and for the purpose of being recognised under the terms of the JNC, the course or programme that you studied on must be included on this list and for the dates when you were engaged in study.
- List of Historic validated programmes no longer recruiting
- Please also check - currently validated JNC programmes
- Mutual Recognition across the United Kingdom
- Individual Recognition
There are a small number of other qualiﬁcations, which confer qualiﬁed youth worker status.
- People who gained the status of qualiﬁed teacher by 31 December 1988 are recognised as qualiﬁed to hold professional youth work posts.
- Those who gained a social science degree between 1974 and 1981 will be recognised as qualiﬁed subject to supervision and satisfactory performance in the work place for a period of one year, which has been formally signed off.
Whilst it is recognised that there are a number of allied professions and qualifications held from other disciplines in the wider arena of working with young people, unless covered by the above these are not recognised as conferring professionally qualified status under the terms of the JNC.
Professional (higher education) qualifications are recognised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland as long as the programme of study has been professionally validated by the NYA (England), ETS Wales or the Joint ETS for Northern Ireland and Ireland. Different arrangements for professional training and qualiﬁcation apply in Scotland, butthe same provision for recognition is made for programmes recognised by the CLD Standards Council.
The NYA operates a scheme in conjunction with ETS Wales and the joint ETS for Northern Ireland and Ireland for holders of qualiﬁcations obtained in institutions outside the UK. Non-UK or Irish Nationals who wish to check if their qualification in Youth and Community Work, or its equivalent, awarded in another country is recognised in the UK and Ireland will be able to apply to the appropriate national body to seek recognition. For England this will be the National Youth Agency.
Applications for individual recognition should be made directly to the country in which the applicant is seeking recognition.
For England contact The National Youth Agency on e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on youth work and youth work training in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland contact:
CLD Standards Council for Scotland, 9th Floor, The Optima, 58 Robertson Street. Glasgow. G2 8DU
Tel: 0141 282 5263