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Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice 

Making a difference every day!

The Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice (England) prepares you to lead work with young people in a range of youth work settings and specialise in subjects that are particularly relevant to you or your work. 


The qualification has been developed with industry experts, including the National Youth Agency. This qualification embraces the National Occupational Standards for youth work and is JNC recognised. 


The Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice (England) is for employees who deliver operational youth work and who undertake duties on their own initiative or who carry supervisory responsibility for small projects, such as one night a week clubs. 


  • 139 guided learning hours 

  • Minimum age: 16 years 

  • Workplace requirements: Learners will undertake 80 hours of work experience in a youth work environment paid or unpaid throughout their learning journey. Learners must have access to a real work environment for most of the units. 




Learners may consider progressing onto the Level 4 Certificate in Professional Development (Youth Work). 

The Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice (England) is also widely recognised as the access route to the BA (Hons) Higher Education programmes. 

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