YMCA Youth Workers can support young people to access a range of training programmes, volunteering opportunities, employability and apprenticeships. We offer the below in-house training opportunities that will look great on your CV, can help you with job and apprenticeship searches and prep for interviews at our Job Club or can signpost you to one of our partner organisations that can offer specialist support. Contact us for more information.

Current training opportunities available with YMCA;

  • Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)
  • Sports Leaders Award – Level 1 – 2
  • Dance Leaders Award – Level 2
  • Arts Awards
  • Go Biking Award – Level 1 – 5

Online Training Resources

BT and EE have put digital skills at the heart of their new digital impact and sustainability strategy, to help improve the productivity and digital talent for individuals across the country. They are offering online courses to help people looking for work improve their digital and employability skills through online tools, social media advice and new digital tips and tricks, empowering them with the skills they need today, for tomorrow.

The Leaving Care Training Hub, alongside The Big Initiative, provides free preventative online courses for young people aged eight and upwards on subjects such as gangs, knife crime, self-harm, and life skills.

The sector-led Oak National Academy has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

Careers Advice, Employment and Training organisations