NYA is delighted to announce that the new Level 6 Degree Youth Work Apprenticeship has been approved and will be launching soon.  NYA led the Trailblazer group, chaired by Carol Stone, working with training providers, youth workers, local authorities and the voluntary sector to write and develop this new Level 6 Degree Youth Work Apprenticeship standard.  This new qualification will continue building the infrastructure of the Youth Work workforce, creating new routes into the profession, and developing a new pool of qualified candidates who will continue to grow and evolve youth … Continued

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New Report: Between The Lines Young people are being groomed locally – ‘on their door steps’ – as drug gangs and dealers adapt the way they work to exploit young people across county lines. A new report, Between The Lines, published today by the National Youth Agency (NYA) highlights: There is an increasing trend for … Continued

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We were delighted to welcome Baroness Diana Barran, Minister for Civil Society to a live Q&A session hosted with Equal Equity.  Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, and a special thank you to the fantastic panellists who joined us during the session.  If you missed the live webinar, you can watch it on … Continued

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Youth services and charities urged to respond to February consultation  The Treasury has initiated a spring review of programmes to support youth services. Led by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) this will set policy direction for the out-of-school agenda, focusing on programmes currently in scope of DCMS, with a particular focus on … Continued

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The Youth Worker Bursary Fund, launched in 2020, created opportunities to open up career pathways in youth work.  The fund widened access and secured youth work training for up to 450 youth workers to undertake the Level 2 and 3 training.  The training is run through the NYA Academy, and is delivering in partnership with … Continued

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Today marks International Youth Day and our commitment to support youth engagement for global action. Never has such a campaign been so vital for the UK, as we face outwards as a nation in response to the pandemic, global recession and climate challenge. It recognises, empowers and emboldens young people as an essential part of … Continued

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Our Research and Learning Manager responds to the latest report on young people’s career aspirations from Education and Employers A lack of jobs is one of the biggest challenges young people face today, [1] yet by historic standards, youth unemployment is low after peaking at 1 million NEET in 2011, and a large proportion of … Continued

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Five organisations awarded for encouraging youth voice Five organisations were today awarded the National Youth Agency’s Hear by Right at either Flagship or Active level. Hear by Right assesses and recognises organisation’s commitment to youth participation and promoting youth voice. After attending an insight session with NYA, the organisations reflected on their practice and implemented a … Continued

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Gifty Oduro-Anyan, Youth Outreach Coordinator at GamCare, aims to highlight why youth workers are crucial in raising awareness and tackling gambling problems for young people. “Miss, I can make like, £17 a week when I play ‘Money Up’”. This was a statement from a young man in year 10, who recently attended a free GamCare … Continued

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

G

What does this mean?

** From 6th September 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

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