Working in partnership with Sports Leaders UK
While studying for their qualification, many Sports Leaders discover that they really enjoy working with and developing younger students.
The skills of communicating with others, listening to others, motivating others and helping others to reach their potential are all very perfectly suited to further training, voluntary work or indeed a career in youth work.
Sports Leaders UK is delighted to be working in partnership with the National Youth Agency to give information directly to Sports Leaders on how to become a qualified Youth Support Worker and where the Youth Service Contacts are in your region.
Diane Evans, National Youth Agency programme manager for workforce, said: “Working with Sports Leaders UK, we identified that many of the young people that take part in sports leadership would like to continue and train to be a youth worker, but are unsure as to what their options are once qualified.
“The aim of the web pages is to make it easier for Sports Leaders and youth workers to gain access to information and career options within either field so that they can continue to develop within the profession.”
Operations Director at Sport Leaders UK, Michaela Hutchings said: “Sports Leaders UK is delighted to be working in partnership with the National Youth Agency so that it can provide information to Sports Leaders about becoming a qualified Youth Support Worker.
“This is an important milestone for Sports Leaders UK, and will provide a useful resource to Sports Leaders who are seeking further training and employment opportunities in youth work.”
Visit the Sports Leaders UK website: www.sportsleaders.org
Are you studying in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?
The professional validation of courses in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, is undertaken by the Youth Council for Northern Ireland.
The JNC recognition of courses in Wales is co-ordinated by the ETS Wales Advisory Committee at the Welsh Assembly Government. For further information contact Liz Rose, Youth Work Strategy Branch, Welsh Assembly Government. 01443 663814. Email: elizabeth.rose@WLGA.GOV.UK
The qualifications obtained by graduates of professionally validated programmes in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales are all recognised by the JNC, and entitle the graduates to work in England. In Scotland, the minimum qualification for professionally qualified status is a degree. Programmes of study leading to professional status are validated by CLD Standards Council for Scotland. Traditionally these Scottish qualifications have entitled the graduate to professionally qualified status at the discretion of the individual employer.
What to do next?
- Find out about Getting Qualified in youth work
- Find out which organisations offer training in your region
- Search for youth service contacts in your area