Training places still available

With a handful of LAYC courses still to  run up to early December there’s still a chance to grab some places on the 3 courses that are currently being promoted.

You can find the details on the courses by clicking on the links below:

Finally, a reminder that the closing date for applications for the highly successful and sought after PDA in Youth Work is Friday 27th November. Details can be found by clicking on link.

PDA in Youth Work 2016 – APPLY NOW!

You know winter is fast approaching when LAYC announces the next Professional Development Award in Youth Work course details and application form. The next round of this highly successful and much awaited accredited course starts in January 2016 and will run through to mid June when the final assessment deadlines kicks in.

The details of the course including minimum requirements for applying, course dates, nature of the SQA qualification and course fees along with course outcomes can be found by viewing or downloading by clicking on LAYC PDA flyer 2016.

Places are limited and youth workers who wish to be considered must apply using the application form which must be fully completed and signed off by both the applicant and a member of staff from the youth work setting whom will provide support throughout the course time. The deadline for applications is Friday 27th November 2016.

Priority will be given to staff/volunteers who are from a member group and a discounted course fee will apply accordingly.

LAYC AGM 2015 – Big thanks

Thanks to all who came along to our recent AGM in the stunningly refurbished Old School Café at Canongate Youth.

It was standing room only as we did all the necessary AGM things ably chaired by President Alan Blackie including the approval of the Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-15 which can be viewed or downloaded by using the link provided. We then watched a very moving dvd produced by Dot Horne and her team at 6VT where adults who had been users of the café talked about how that experience had literally changed their lives. It reinforced the power of 6VT’s work over the past 21 years and #youthworkworks

The evening also gave us the  chance to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the  youth workers who gained the PDA in Youth Work with Sonia (Sikh Sanjog), Tamsin, Naomi and Kitsty (all Citadel) and Craig (Penicuik YMCA) receiving certificates on the night.

We  also said cheerio to our Chair of the past 6 years Dona Milne who’s constitutional time limit was been reached and to welcome our new Chair  Mike Massaro-Mallinson.

Can we also a word of thanks and praise to Canongate Youth for hosting us and in particular their newly refurbished Old School Café which provided a fantastic buffet created and ably served by young people from the project. If you are looking to drop in or book it as a venue for an event then you would not be disappointed. You can check out their menu here along with a downloadable booking form.

Post AGM check out our new training brochure which covers the next 9 months and our latest 8 page Fast Networks which is a great read even if we say that ourselves.


Youth Work Research – update

Following a successful launch seminar of the recent research report ‘Universal Youth Work – a critical review of the literature’, further work is being done to explore the research gaps that it has thrown up and begin to prioritise what youth work focus research would be of benefit to the sector particularly given the current funding climate.

A follow up workshop lead by the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) and involving practitioners, managers and academics it began to explore and prioritise what focussed research would be of most benefit to youth work in Scotland over the next few years. The insights and priorities identified will now be taken forward by the youth work research group under the chair of Dona Milne  which is a sub group of Youthlink Scotland’s implementation group for the National Youth Work Strategy.

To view or download the summary report or full report please click on the embedded links.



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