NPA in Theory and Approaches to Youth Work

NPA in Theory and Approaches to Youth Work

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards.

The NPA in Theory and Approaches to Youth Work at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to the knowledge and techniques that are important in youth work, such as the different approaches that can be used to engage with young people and working with the wider community work sector.

Transferable skills such as self-reflection and evaluation abilities, time management, problem solving, planning, organisational and interpersonal skills will also be developed.

The qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school (usually in S5 or S6) or who may have just left school
  • mature students who may wish to return to education
  • individuals who are currently in employment or volunteering and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes
  • learners who want to study at a pace and style that they determine
  • employees/volunteers who want to develop their careers
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements
  • employers who wish their staff  to take part in short, continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. It would be beneficial if learners had some experience of working with young people, either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Achievement of this level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • an HNC in Working with Communities or related area
  • a PDA in Youth Work
  • an NC in Working with Communities
  • an SVQ in the Youth Work or Community Development Work sector

Access to other courses will always be at the discretion of the delivering centre.

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GJ8D 46

The NPA in Theory and Approaches to Youth Work at SCQF level 6 consists of two mandatory Units (14 SCQF credit points).

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Qualification structure

Group Award code: GJ8D 46

The NPA in Theory and Approaches to Youth Work at SCQF level 6 consists of two mandatory Units (14 SCQF credit points).

NPA in Theory and Approaches to Youth Work (300 KB)

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under varying assessment conditions. Centres must refer to the Evidence Requirements for each Unit.

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

Centre’s should refer to the delivery and assessment guidance contained in each Unit.

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