Detached and Outreach Youth Work Training






8 weeks


Level 3, Agored Cymru

Course Details

This training course runs over a number of days, currently virtually.  The course outlines understanding, knowledge and skills relating to the practice of detached and outreach youth work.

Participants will:

  • Understand detached and outreach youth work.
  • Understand the skills and knowledge required to be a detached and outreach worker.
  • Understand the importance of power and relationships for detached and outreach youth work.
  • Understand how practice, legislation and organisational needs affect detached and outreach youth work.
  • Create a plan for detached and outreach youth work.
  • Be able to implement a plan for detached and outreach youth work.
  • Be able to record detached and outreach sessions.
  • Evaluate the impact of detached and outreach sessions.
  • Be able to reflect on professional detached and outreach practice

Tutor - Matt Parry

I have a deep passion and commitment to the provision of youth support services for young people in Wales, having 25 years (22 years of which post qualification at youth and community degree level 6) experience of working with young people and managing youth support services.

The span of my substantial career in the youth and community field has included the management and development of street based/detached, mobile, participation and active involvement, centre based and targeted youth provision.  For many years I was also the Strategic Manager for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Cardiff.  I am committed to social justice and young people’s rights.  I am also an unpaid Director with the charity Sound Progression (creative arts based work with young people).  I am also committed to the training of future youth and community workers and hold a part-time professional tutor role with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

I am a season ticket holder at Cardiff City FC and enjoy travelling the world!



January 14 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 1

January 21 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 2

January 28 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 3

February 4 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 4

February 11 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 5

February 25 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 6

March 4 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 7

March 11 9.30am - 12.30pm

Session 8
Accreditation Session: March 19 9.30am - 12.30pm

Accreditation details

Awarding Body: Agored Cymru

Title: Detached & Outreach Youth Work

Code: GB83CY035

Level: 3

Credit: 6

Bespoke/In-house Training

Our open training course is fully booked. If you are interested in your organisation having in-house training, or looking to book onto our next open course please email:

Cost, assessment and accreditation

The cost of this course is £355 per participant, that will also include the accreditation. For non - accredited £285

The accreditation will require a written/typed assignment that will be sent electronically after each session. Distance tutor support is provided to allow for successful completion.

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What learners have said.....

Youth Cymru’s Detached training programme supported our practitioners to become more confident and informed:  For those already with some related experience, this provided a ‘refresher’ experience but was most valued by those who had only ever worked in a youth club environment and were preparing to adapt to a different setting.  The training, delivered online, blended information giving with facilitated discussion and, most significantly, encouraged participants to reflect on how detached work could be conducted in the context of their own service and geographical area

Paul O'Neil

Caerphilly Youth Service

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