Using the Youth Work Skills Framework


You can use the framework in the following ways

  1. Planning opportunities for skills development with young people
  2. Supporting young people to identify the skills they have developed
  3. For reflection and improvement on your own practice
  4. To develop collaborative practice with colleagues in other sectors


Why are skills important? 

The development of skills is essential to help young people become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors - ultimately enabling them to reach their full potential.

All children and young people are entitled to opportunities to develop skills for learning, life and work. These opportunities should be embedded in learning experiences, across all contexts and settings; offered in a range of ways to suit individual need.

Young people should also be able to recognise and articulate their skills development, while youth workers have a responsibility to support children and young people to develop, recognise and articulate skills. 


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