New part-time Youth Work degree launches in Leicester and Leeds

Leeds Beckett University, in partnership with the National Youth Agency, has launched a new part time route to a professional Youth Work qualification. 

Blog: Anisa Miah on what she’s learnt on her apprenticeship

A year is a long time; as you grow up you learn to savour every year and every moment and this past year is something I’ll definitely remember for the rest of my life.

NYA launches Youth Work Week 2015

The National Youth Agency is pleased to announce that Youth Work Week 2015 will be held from 2 – 8 November.

Blog: NCS grad Rob Austin – 3 years on and still saying YES

If it weren’t for me saying yes to National Citizen Service back in 2012, three years ago, I wouldn’t have a direction in life. I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

NYA shortlisted for Charity Times Award

The National Youth Agency and O2 and the Telefónica Foundation have been shortlisted for the Charity Times Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year. The Awards which recognise excellence in UK charities, take place on 7 October.

Summer budget 2015

Here are a few predictions for budget announcements likely to affect young people.

Programmes need to tackle emotional effects of youth unemployment

Youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems facing us in the UK. ONS figures indicate that whilst unemployment is falling, it’s not falling at the same rate for young people. There are also indications, described by think tank IPPR in a blog post here, that some young people are beginning to drop out completely

NYA backing soft skills framework

The National Youth Agency is backing McDonald’s report on soft skills. The report, published today, calls for a framework to embed soft skills into education and learning, so vital are they for employment and the UK economy as a whole.

Can I really afford the lifestyle I want? 

Young people are getting a financial wake up call which will sew the seeds for independent living, thanks to the support of Barclays and the National Youth Agency’s programme of employability and life skills training.

NYA board appoint interim CEO

Following the retirement of Fiona Blacke in March 2015, the NYA board has been considering how the leadership of the NYA should best be taken forward.