Level 1 Certificate - Introduction to Working with Young People (Adult Course)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

The course is suitable for adults who wish to develop their knowledge of the role and skills required to be a Youth Support Worker.

During this introductory course, you will have the opportunity to complete a voluntary placement to gain the relevant experience and skills to progress on to the next level of education.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

This course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

Subject areas covered on this course include:

Mandatory Unit:

  • Level 1: Developing Own Interpersonal Skills

Generic Units:

  • Level 1: Alcohol Awareness
  • Level 1: Understanding Diversity within Society
  • Level 1: Understanding changing roles and relationships in adolescence.
  • Level 1: Criminal and Youth Justice
  • Level 1: Safeguarding Procedures for Life and Work
  • Level 1: Volunteering

Sector Units:

  • Level 1: The Principles of Listening to Children
  • Level 1: Introduction to Mental Health
  • Level 1: Introduction to Drug Awareness for the Individual
  • Level 1: Children's Social and Emotional Development
  • Level 1: The Role of Young People as Peer Mentors
  • Level 1: Using Email
  • Level 1: Presentation Software

You will study alongside like-minded people in classes delivered by friendly supportive tutors.

How is it assessed?

You will complete a number of tasks which will be documented through the completion of a work booklet. You will also be assessed through observation, documented group discussion and presentations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You must have an expressed interest in working with young people. It is also beneficial to have strong communication skills and basic literacy skills.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress on to a higher level qualification.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

Ref: Jo Caley-Arnold



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“Completing a range of placements as part of my course prepared me for my career. I now work with children with special educational needs. ”

Sophie, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

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Why study Early Years, Youth Work and Education with us?

Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience within childcare settings such as nurseries and schools. 

Enrichment Activities

Get involved in community initiatives and activities to boost your CV and university application. 

Experienced Tutors

Lecturers and tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach.


Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Industry Links

We have excellent links with local primary schools and childcare providers.

Learning Experience

Develop your knowledge and skills in our interactive learning environment.