Help shape the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work

We need your input to develop the national occupational standards (NOS) which are the benchmark used to confirm competence for those working in the Youth Work Sector.

YouthLink Scotland is supporting CLD Standards Council in the review of the Youth Work NOS. Your views on the draft NOS are important to make sure they are fit for purpose for young people and youth workers. The NOS are one of the building blocks of the youth work outcomes and are critical to high quality practice.

With the support of many of your fellow professionals from across the sector, the CLD Standards Council has reviewed a range of NOS for the Youth Work sector.  

They are now consulting on their content in order to determine whether they truly reflect the skills and knowledge required for those carrying out job functions.  The next stage is to hear the views of as many people as possible, from right across the sector to make sure the content is right. We need to hear from local authorities, voluntary and community organisations, from practitioners, managers, students and trainers.

Your input is hugely valuable and will help to define the Standards, which will be used to shape courses and qualifications, job descriptions and other talent management tools for individuals, employers, trainers and educators. For example, the SVQs in Youth Work are taken directly from the NOS.

Please review the updated functional map and revised standards:

Updated NOS Functional Map

Revised NOS for consultation

The online consultation will be running from now until 12 noon on 25 February 2019.

Please answer the consultation questions in as little or as much detail as you want – reflecting your experience and current role.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please contact Kirsty Gemmell at CLD Standards Council Scotland or Liz Green at YouthLink Scotland.

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