National Youth Agency is 50!

The National Youth Agency has been operating for 50 years. We began as an information centre for youth services at the National College for the Training of Youth Leaders in Leicester. Since then we have been the National Youth Bureau before becoming the National Youth Agency.

National Youth Agency develops Vision for Youth Work in England to 2020

The National Youth Agency has launched its Vision for Youth Work in England. The publication sets out the charity’s aim that by 2020 every young person will have access to high quality youth work in their community. 

NYA launches Youth Work Week 2014 with the theme ‘Skills for Life’

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is pleased to announce that Youth Work Week 2014 will be held from 3 – 9 November.

Blog: Fiona Blacke on social action and employment

It is a very difficult time to be young. The recession has hit young people particularly hard, with youth unemployment hovering just below a million and not showing much response to the green shoots of recovery.

Blog: Yasmin Lodhi on her role at the Think Big Hub

The Hub is managed by NYA and is run by a small team (The Hubbles) it’s made possible by O2 with support from Telefonica foundation. We are the new arrival to what is now known as Tech City. 16 Hoxton Square is now a perky people place!

Consultation on Youth Work Practice Level 2 & 3 Qualifications

The awarding organisations of England and Wales are working with the the National Youth Agency and ETS Wales to review the qualifications for Level 2 and Level 3 Youth Work in Practice.

Free training for youth workers: Money skills for young people

The partnership that brought you Barclays Money Skills ‘champions’ is delighted to offer a free one day training course for professionals working with young people : Money Skills for Young People – using the financial capability toolkit developed by Barclays.

Blog: Fiona Blacke on the new Neets data

New government data shows that the number of young people aged 16-18 years old and not in education, employment or training is the lowest for 20 years. These reductions are really welcome and hopefully it’s a trend that will continue.

“You’re less likely to get a job if you’re 16 or 17 than you are if you’re 50.”

Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency, has responded to newly announced Government measures to support older people in work, which they say could boost the economy by billions.

Members invited to shape the future of the IYW

Today sees the launch of the election process for the IYW Council, which will oversee the work of the Institute for Youth Work.