Youth work training

Our introduction to youth work delivers weekly sessions on different aspects of youth work practice and forms the induction training for part time staff and volunteers. It is also available for free for anyone volunteering or working with young people in Medway. If you have any questions, email: 

2020 training calendar

What is youth work?

30 July 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

How Medway Youth Service works and what we deliver. Outlining the theoretical underpinnings of youth work, including youth work principles and the variety of settings where youth work takes place. 

Young people's development

6 August 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Discussing theories of adolescent development, examining how this informs youth work practice.

Online youth work 

13 August 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

How to run engaging youth work online, considering, facilitation, safeguarding and tools for delivery.

Run by Rob Wilson and Dave Elston

Safeguarding in a youth work setting (child protection)

20 and 27 August 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

An overview of the roles and responsibilities of youth workers around safeguarding young people in reference to child protection. 

Reflective practice and youth participation

3 September 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Exploring youth participation and reflective practice in youth work.

Engaging and communicating with young people

10 September 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Effective communication skills, focussing on listening and reflection with young people. 

Group work within a youth work setting

17 September 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Covering key group work theories and skills, encouraging participants to reflect on the role they play in groups as well as how they work with groups. 

Anti-discriminatory practice in youth work

24 September 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Defining and exploring the role of youth work in challenging prejudice and discrimination.

Working with challenging behaviour in youth work

1 October 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Exploring various strategies for youth workers supporting young people with challenging behaviour and the importance of developing positive relationships to achieve this.

Supporting young people with additional needs

8 October 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Key considerations for supporting young people with additional needs and learning difficulties in a youth work setting.

Health and safety in a youth work setting

15 October 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Explaining the importance of health and safety in a youth work setting and the role of youth workers in creating safe environments for young people.

Information Advice and Guidance work: supporting young people with education, training and employment

22 October 2020, 6.30pm to 9pm

Exploring strategies for supporting young people around education, training and employment.

Custom training opportunities

We can also provide custom youth service training for youth organisations or companies that work with young people for a small fee.

How to book

Reserve your spot for the whole programme or for individual courses below.

Book a course

If you have any questions or need help booking your place, email: