SQA recognises Youth Worker achievements at YouthLink Scotland awards

Jamie Proudfoot with his Skills for Life National Youth Work Award

On Thursday 15 March SQA celebrated the important role that youth workers, managers and partners play in the lives of Scotland’s young people at YouthLink Scotland’s National Youth Work Awards.

In recognition of 2018 being Scotland’s first Year of Young People, this year’s event was co-designed by young people. They were involved in all stages of event planning, including assisting with the selection of finalists.

SQA attended the event as sponsors of the ‘Skills for Life’ category. The finalists included two community projects and a Youth Support Worker recognised for his dedication to empowering young people. Jamie Proudfoot works at Callander Youth Project, where he is a committed advocate for local youth. The SWAYED by Youth Work project provides free youth activities in the Southside of Glasgow. In East Ayrshire, the Alpha Venture Employability Project is enabling young people to access education and employment opportunities.

At the ceremony, the winner was announced as Jamie Proudfoot of Callander Youth Project.

On presenting the award, Alistair McKay, SQA Regional Manager said: “These awards are a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the life changing work that is taking place every day throughout Scotland. Our finalists highlight the vital role that youth workers are playing in our communities. It was an honour to present the Skills for Life award to Jamie.”

SQA congratulates all the finalists and winners on their achievement.

Find out about SQA’s PDA and SVQs in Youth Work.