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  Youth Cymru can offer courses customised to your needs. We work with youth organisations to provide organisation with up to date knowledge, skills and practice

Our bespoke options have recently been updated and extended, and we continue to provide organisations and groups with a bespoke commissioned training programme that can be delivered in house or online to a whole team, group or organisation.

Below are some examples of courses that we have been commissioned to deliver, we welcome your enquiry for any additional training courses that would benefit yourselves and your organisation

DETACHED AND OUTREACH YOUTH WORK

As the youth sector has adapted (and continues to adapt) to the challenges of the global pandemic, more services are reshaping delivery to engage young people. The places and spaces where young people meet and congregate have changed, leading to a new need for quality assured outreach and detached work. This change in practice from a building-based setting to streets-based approaches has required a dramatic change in the type of youth work being delivered, leaving some youth workers feeling in need of vital training, new insights and increased skills and knowledge.  

SENIOR MEMBER TRAINING

The youth service in Wales has a strong tradition of supporting young people to become place-based leaders and to understand local needs and reflect the diversity of the community.  In some parts the sector is also facing difficulties with  

the recruitment and retention of staff.  As a pre-cursor to the Wales Coherent Route of Recognised Youth Work Qualifications in Wales, this course will prepare young people with foundation and spring board to gain vital knowledge and experience providing potential progression on to the Level 2 Youth Work Award Qualification. 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Mentoring and coaching have long been understood to be impactful approaches to development that can be used to support and enable the positive growth of young people and adults. As an approach to developing and enhancing engagement and positive life choices for young people, these frameworks have become increasingly relevant to youth facing practice. Many young people have become progressively disengaged and disaffected during the pandemic and practioners will benefit from understanding how to support and enhance self-efficacy and positive personal development.  

This introductory course aims to develop your understanding of mentoring and coaching and their benefits to your practice and the young people you work with. You will develop your insights into how they compare and be offered an understanding of how the approaches differ; with view to selecting an appropriate model or programme from a better informed perspective. You will be introduced to some  foundational principles and learn about key models and practices; as well as have an opportunity to try out some introductory foundational coaching skills. 

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LONELINESS AND ISOLATION

Youth Cymru has been working with the Coop Foundation since 2018  to specifically address youth loneliness in Wales. (add link to their website) Our ongoing Reach Out project is a response to their important research, which has evidenced  a chronic and often debilitating rise in youth loneliness in the UK. This has contributed to the growing mental health issues young people face in Wales.  

This introductory training course will provide participants with an overview of current research in relation to youth loneliness and isolation and offer good practice guidance and resources to enable youth facing practitioners to more effectively support young people who are at risk and experiences challenges in relation to belonging and connection. You will gain access to our new youth loneliness toolkit and be offered additional skills and knowledge to benefit your practice. 

MENTORING AND COACHING

Mentoring and coaching have long been understood to be impactful approaches to development that can be used to support and enable the positive growth of young people and adults. As an approach to developing and enhancing engagement and positive life choices for young people, these frameworks have become increasingly relevant to youth facing practice. Many young people have become progressively disengaged and disaffected during the pandemic and practioners will benefit from understanding how to support and enhance self-efficacy and positive personal development.  

This introductory course aims to develop your understanding of mentoring and coaching and their benefits to your practice and the young people you work with. You will develop your insights into how they compare and be offered an understanding of how the approaches differ; with view to selecting an appropriate model or programme from a better informed perspective. You will be introduced to some  foundational principles and learn about key models and practices; as well as have an opportunity to try out some introductory foundational coaching skills

WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN DIGITAL PLACES AND SPACES

Young people are understood to be digital natives and  as a consequence of the pandemic are increasingly engaging in digital spaces, and places, spending more and more time online.  

The rapid move to online services that many youth facing professionals have had to accommodate during the pandemic has highlighted a need to enhance the digital literacy of the sector; many youth workers feel they lack the foundational skills necessary to work effectively online with young people.  

This course introduces digital youth work. It will provide you with new understanding and knowledge that is key to good practice in this context. You will begin to develop your understanding of digital communities and how digitisation impacts on young people and the professionals who work with them. The online session aims to develop new insight and learning that will enable you to improve your practice and be better able to support young people online.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ONLINE

Children and young people are increasingly inhabiting a world dominated by near constant digital social engagement; as a consequence, they face increasing levels of vulnerability and risk. Similarly, youth facing professionals find themselves required to work in a rapidly changing digital landscapes and consequentially face new challenges and demands in relation to safeguarding practice.  

This training will provide an introduction into the importance of balancing young people’s digital rights and citizenship with mitigation of online risks.  You will gain new insights into the part digital and social media technologies play in developing identities and experiences of children and young people and increase your  understanding and ability to safeguard and protect them in this ever-increasing digitised world. 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Everybody in society has the responsibility to safeguard children, young people and adults – youth facing practitoners play an important role in the protection of the young people they work to support. 

This introductory course provides you with foundational knowledge and understanding that will enable you to increase your insight and ability to safeguarding children and young people within your role and organisation.  

The full day course will provide you with:

  • Understanding of the legislative, procedural and policy framework for safeguarding children and young people.  
  • Skills and knowledge to recognise signs of abuse 
  • Understanding of how to respond to safeguarding concerns 
  • Insight and understanding of how to safeguard self. 

This course can be attended on an accredited or non-accredited basis. If you wish to gain a Level 2 Award in Understanding Safeguarding. To gain the accreditation you will need to complete an assessment and will be provided with developmental tutorial support.

(In addition to this Level 2 course we offer a bespoke Level 3 course that can be developed and delivered to  a commissioning organisations or group of organisations.  

 This bespoke course is certificated by Agored Cymru Level 3 , Credit 3 unit, “Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People” Unit number: PR43CY048. 

 

Scheduled Training

We run regularly scheduled session, and introduction courses which can be accessed and booked here