Working With Children and Young People Training Course - Unit 4 - Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People

  • Hull City Centre (Venue TBC) Hull

Course overview

Our Working with Children and Young People training course is an entry level programme that will provide a basic understanding of the principles for working with children and young people. The course is made up of four discrete units of learning, each of which can be purchased separately. Each unit consists of five hours of training over a single day (four days for all four units). As such, participants are free to book the four days of training either consecutively, or in blocks to suit their personal requirements and schedule. However, we would recommend that participants who wish to access all four units should do so over a period of no longer than six months in order to ensure continuity within the training themes.

Target Audiences

We will provide you with all the knowledge and skills potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families will be looking for in their employees and volunteers. Our course is suited to those already in the children's workforce and those completely new to it, such as:

  • School support staff
  • Parents and carers
  • Those leaving the armed forces
  • Those looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector
  • Those running community groups
  • Those looking to work in the childcare sector.


This unit provides participants with an overview of the six sets of key skills that are essential for working with children and young people across a wide range of different settings. This includes:

  • Effective communication and engagement
  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
  • Supporting transitions
  • Multi-agency working
  • Sharing information

This unit will leave participants with a basic understanding of the skills necessary to work or volunteer in the children's workforce as well as how they can continue to develop these skills.