Introduction to Youth Work Training

Do you work or volunteer with young people in Manchester? Or would you like to? GMYN’S Introduction to Youth Work training is back.

Introduction to Youth Work is a six session training programme that will develop your understanding and skills relating to youth work.

Each session provides an introduction to a different aspect of youth work, including both theoretical and practical applications in a range of youth work settings. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you choose.

Introduction to Youth Work Values – 15 January
Explore the different definitions of youth work and learn how you can embed the underpinning youth work values into your own practice.
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While not compulsory, if you are interested in attending other sessions, GMYN recommend that you start with this one, as it underpins other sessions.

Conversations – 22 January
Look at how you can build responsive relationships with young people, including identifying and managing boundaries.
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Group Work Skills – 29 January
Develop an understadning of how to work with groups of young people by examining practical tools and examples.
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Understanding and Meeting Needs – 5 February
Explore youth workers’ roles as critical and responsive practitioners by understanding young people’s needs and knowing how to signpost to further support.
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Planning, Recording and Monitoring – 12 February
Gain insight into the importance and relevance of planning, recording and monitoring youth work, gaining tools and methods of applying it effectively.
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Measuring Impact – 19 February
Explore what is meant by evaluation, relative practice and impact, using the example of the Most Significant Change Model.
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Cost: £45 per session or free for volunteers (A £10 refundable deposit and transferrable deposit is required for volunteers). Discounts are available for multiple bookings.

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