Youth Work Training Courses

Who is it for?            

 Vanessa Rogers offers a wide range of training and development opportunities for managers, practitioners and volunteers within local authority, voluntary or private sector children and young people's services.  

These meet Youth Work National Occupational Standards and contribute to INSET for those teaching SRE or PSHE and Citizenship for KS3 and KS4.

Additionally, as an experienced and qualified teacher and youth worker, Vanessa can deliver courses directly to young people aged 11-19 year olds (up to 25 with additional needs). This includes one day and residential courses in peer mentoring, senior member training and employability and lifeskills programmes.


What is offered?

A recognised specialist in youth work and social education, Vanessa provides practical 'hands on' workshops that encourage participation, motivation and creative youth work in a style that is fun as well as thought provoking.

There are a wide range of one-day courses to choose from, incuding detached youth work, and Vanessa is constantly developing new ways for youth services to respond to the local and national youth agenda. It is also possible to book workshops or ‘taster sessions’ for conferences and events. Longer courses are available for more in-depth learning, including delivering recognised accredited professional development courses for organisations.

Alternatively, you can commission Vanessa direct to write a bespoke in-house training programme specifically for your organisation. Tailored to suit the learning needs of both workers and young people, this option can allow greater flexibility and be a cost effective way of maximizing learning. Please contact Vanessa directly to discuss your requirements and prices for this service.

Finally, if you like Vanessa's training style and would like the resources to deliver programmes yourself have a look at Vanessa Rogers Training Pack . Complete with training plan and handouts, this is a money saving approach that can be used again and again.

Current Courses

All courses currently available are listed within five categories. These come complete with course outlines and are the courses that are included in the prices shown on the rates page. All courses are booked in accordance with my Terms and Conditions.

Online and promotional emails are sent throughout the year to advertise new courses and seasonal discounts.

Detached Youth Work

This range of courses offer those working outside of building based youth projects an opportunity to develop the detached youth work skills required for effective street work.

Issue Based Youth Work

Based on Vanessa’s highly acclaimed resource books, these training days offer ideas to support creative projects and engaging programmes across the youth work curriculum. These include popular workshops such as Cyberbullying, Positive Relationships and Working with Young Women as well as newer courses, e.g. Youth Work & Social Media and Exploring Bullying.

Participation & Youth Involvement

This section offers a range of training programmes to support and motivate young people to get involved, have their say about the services they use and bring about positive change. This includes Peer Mentoring, Young People & Volunteering and Senior Member Training, as well as workshops to build confidence and communication skills.

Early Intervention & Targeted Support

Courses in this section consider the needs of vulnerable, ‘at risk’ or hard to reach young people and offer programmes that explore need and offer effective ways of engaging them in targeted youth work. This includes, Targeted Youth Work, Managing Challenging Behaviour and new workshops for practitioners supporting at risk 9-13 year olds.

Developing Youth Work Skills

This section dedicated to developing core youth work skills and aims to support services deliver high quality youth work. This includes an Introduction to Youth Work, Managing Challenging People, Developing Management Skills and training for Volunteers.

All participants are provided with a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of each course.

Free consultation

A free 15-minute telephone consultation is offered so that you can establish if a course meets your training needs with no obligation whatsoever. Click here to send an email request for a free consultation- please remember to include your phone number.


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