Professional Validation Guidelines

Professional validation requirements for youth and community work qualifications in England 2019 Guidance for institutions providing  qualifications   Professional Validation Requirements 2020

Historical courses no longer recruiting

Historical Database as of Sept 2018

Current Lvl 6+ youth work courses

If you are interested in studying youth work, here is the list of all the currently validated professionally qualifying programmes that are JNC recognised. These courses will give you the status of professional youth worker. List of Lvl 6+ NYA validated courses (as of July 2020) Find out more about youth work qualifications.

Fees for professional validation


Professional validation criteria and evidence template

Professional Validation – Criteria & Evidence Form – TEMPLATE

Annual monitoring 2013-14

Annual Monitoring Report 2013-2014 AMR 2013 to report

NYA Annual Monitoring Report 2013

NYA Annual Monitoring Report 2013 final report

National occupational standards

Information on the latest national occupational standards for youth work. Latest National Occupational Standards Youth Work in England: Policy, Practice and the National Occupational Standards Functional Summary Graph