Guidance

Youth work apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the youth work sector.

This is about providing young people with challenges and new experiences - allowing them to be creative, active and have fun.

Training opportunities

Every young person has a unique situation so you could be doing all sorts, such as:

  • offering counselling and support
  • developing projects that tackle issues
  • organising activities like sports and drama

You’ll need to come up with creative ways to reach young people and be able to build relationships with them. There’s an administrative side to youth work too. You might:

  • help manage volunteers or part-time staff
  • help apply for grants
  • keep records of your work
  • network with other professionals including social workers, teachers and probation officers

At the end of your apprenticeship you’ll be a youth support worker - in a good position to take the next step in your career as a youth worker, with qualifications that most employers will support you in doing on a part-time basis.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of apprenticeship.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You can train as an assistant youth support worker.

Advanced level apprenticeship

You can train as a youth support worker.

Apply for a youth work apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education