The 2021 – 2022 Annual Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Monitoring Survey reflects the appetite from employers for new entrants to the sector who possess the skills and qualifications needed to deliver high quality youth work.  

The survey report reveals an uplift of 32 students since the previous report with some 302 students enrolled on professional youth work courses across the country, endorsed by the National Youth Agency on behalf of JNC.  

Key findings from the report include: 

  • A significant increase in the number of students studying at postgraduate level. 
  • An uplift in the proportion of postgraduate students over 30 years old completing qualifications in 2021/22, with almost half (47%) 30 years or older, compared with approximately one in four (28%) 30 or older in 2020/21. 
  • An increase in the proportion of supervisors that are JNC qualified by eight percentage points, accounting for 76% of all placement supervisors. 

HEIs providing a youth work qualification are required to complete the Annual Monitoring survey as a part of their validation process. The 2021 – 2022 survey is based on data returned from 22 HEIs, offering 28 youth work training programmes across the country.

NYA’s survey audits the main findings, which supports the Education and Training Standards Committee (ETS) to maintain a clear picture of the professional Youth Work training landscape across England and to develop its strategy. 

Read the HEI Annual Monitoring Report

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