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Youth Work Practice (QCF)

LASER’s range of Level 2 and Level 3 ‘Youth Work Practice’ (QCF) qualifications were developed and designed in conjunction with the Education and Training Standards Committee of the National Youth Agency. Aimed at practicing Youth Support Workers seeking recognition for their knowledge and skills, there are four qualifications in total, one Award, two Certificates and one Diploma. The qualifications are ‘nested’ qualifications (i.e. credits achieved for an Award can contribute towards achievement of a Certificate etc. – where there is an overlap between the qualifications at unit level). The Level 2 Award and Level 2 Certificate are available to learners aged 16 plus and the Level 3 Certificate and Level Diploma are available to learners aged 18 plus. The recommended number of guided learning hours is between 73 and 218 hours, depending on the qualification and units chosen. Learners are assessed in terms of whether they have met the assessment criteria specified in the units of assessment, and are required to collate a portfolio of evidence.

For further information, please download the Qualification Specification below, or for an information sheet about this qualification suite click here.

For LASER’s price list, please click here.


Important News – Updated 12th February 2015

This popular suite of qualifications has been refreshed! If you wish to set up a new course please use the unit lists below to look up the unit codes.


Click here for the Level 2 Award (11 credits) Unit List
Click here for the Level 2 Certificate (26 credits) Unit List
Click here for the Level 3 Certificate (27 credits) Unit List
Click here for the Level 3 Diploma (37 credits) Unit List

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