Thank you everyone who participated in the consultation in July this year on the structure and units for the new Level 2 and 3 Youth Work Practice qualifications. The draft units that make up the mandatory element of the qualifications were amended following this consultation and have now been circulated to the Awarding Organisations in England and Wales for finalising.
The optional units are also being developed; many of the existing ones are being updated and new ones drafted in light of the consultation responses. Again, these are currently being reviewed by the Awarding Organisations.
The final draft of the whole qualifications should be available on the website towards the end of November with time allocated for ‘light touch’ amendments via consultation during the first two weeks of December. You may wish to timetable this in to the work of your organisation to enable broader discussion about the qualifications.
It has also been agreed that all units from the existing qualification would be extended to finish 31st January 2015 and that the new qualifications would come into effect 1st February 2015.
All units would be validated for 3 years from 1st February 2015. Further information will be provided as the work develops via the website.