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Winners of the 2023 East Midlands Chambers Education and Business Partnership Award

At Base 51 Training Academy we are passionate about provide training in both Youth Work and Counselling. 

Youth Work

We believe that all young people deserve the best youth provision delivered by qualified youth workers. We offer training for youth workers and people working in youth work settings.


Our accredited training is available from Level 1 – 3, ranging from Awards, Certificate and Diploma in Youth Work Practice and Principles. We offer a blended learning experience to relate theory to practice using technology to compliment in-person training.


Base 51 Training Academy have also developed a suite of bespoke training modules available to support professional development of staff teams and individuals, which are facilitated by youth work specialists.

The Youth Work training is supported by:

We have CPD courses running throughout the year, these are funded if you work with children and young people in the community or voluntary sector within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

  • Wednesday 24th April, 2024 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm – Supporting young people with their Mental Health

  • Tuesday 14th May, 2024 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Working with Behaviour that Challenges in a Youth Work Setting

  • Wednesday 12th June, 2024 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Safeguarding Training


Our Counselling Academy is launching in January 2024, providing Level 2 Award in Counselling. It's £340 (payment plans are available), with a special introductory price of £272 for learners starting 16th January 2024.

The Course will be 6 x Tuesday evenings 6pm-8.30pm with 2 full day workshops on Saturdays.

Whether you work in private practice, a hospital or clinic, a school or university, or a charity, counselling is a career that offers endless opportunities for personal and professional growth. With a growing demand for mental health services, there has never been a better time to pursue a career in counselling.


The course is also suitable for those who do not want to pursue a career in counselling, but work in person centred roles and would like to learn skills to help support others and increase communication/listening skills.

We will be offering a Level 2 Counselling award (accredited by Aim) that focuses on introducing you to counselling and gives you the foundation to build on. You will not be qualified to be a counsellor after this course. 

We will be launching further levels in 2024.

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