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The Level 3 Diploma encompasses all of the benefits of the lower courses whilst requiring further time spent on placement and a greater variety of options to choose from. SEG Awards developed this course with input from industry experts including the National Youth Agency and ETS England and Wales. 

The modules within this qualification are all mandatory and must be completed to achieve the award. We will discuss with you which additional modules we can provide to make up the remaining 12 credits - it is likely to include Trauma Informed Approaches to Youth Work. Learners must achieve 37 credits from the listed modules below.

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Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice


Guided Learning Hours

Placement Hours

Total Qualification Time (Hours)


JNC Accredited




8 + 12 Credits


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GLH: 30

Credit Value: 4

This module provides learners with the opportunity to:

  • Understand the main purpose and role of youth work.

  • Understand the core values and principles of youth work.

  • Examine the youth work process.

  • Realise the uniqueness of youth work through an understanding of its fundamental purpose.

How to apply

Step 1: Download the form:

Step 2: Fill out the form. Be sure to mark which course you are interested in when prompted.

Step 3: Attach the form to an email and send it to -

That's it! Once we have looked over your application, we will get in touch to let you know about our next available cohort. If you aren't sure about anything, please send a message to the same email address above.

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Youth Work Professional Pathway

At Base 51 Training Academy, we ensure that young people remain the focus throughout all our learning opportunities.


We offer training courses from the Level 2 Award to the Level 3 Diploma. This range of options provides a professional pathway to support practitioners to progress in youth work. You will achieve accredited, nationally recognised qualifications, that have been constructed with guidance and insight from industry professionals.

Higher level courses require more detailed answers in learner's work as well as a longer Total Qualification Time (TQT). TQT includes Guided Learning Hours, any Placement Hours and expected Independent Learning Hours.

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Course Information

At Base 51 Training Academy we tend to start most learners on a level 2 course as this acts a foundation for which to progress onto higher courses. Remember: Our higher courses require a much bigger commitment and learner's work will need to be much more detailed. Learners who have already achieved a level 2 qualification are eligible to start on a higher course. 


For course specific information, please click the tabs below. 

Level 2 Award

in Youth Work Principles

Level 2 Certifcate

in Youth Work Practice

Level 3 Certificate

in Youth Work Practice

Level 3 Diploma

in Youth Work Practice

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