Training

Why should I attend a Youth Elements training course?

We offer a range of flexible training courses to provide youth sector professionals with an invaluable insight into issues such as community health, education, employment, anti-social behaviour (ASB), and drugs and alcohol.

Professionals who will benefit from attending a course include:

  • Social workers
  • Housing association officers
  • Teachers
  • Police officers
  • Charity workers
  • Youth sector volunteers
  • Youth & Community workers
  • Youth Offending Teams
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The courses are suitable for all levels of seniority and provide a positive environment where colleagues can share experiences and ideas.

A crucial aspect of the courses is that many are delivered by young adults who have often encountered the issues they are now discussing. This provides those attending with an in depth understanding of the challenges facing young people and enables the young adults to improve skills such as planning and presentation to aid them in their future careers. By bringing together young adults and professionals for their mutual benefit the courses symbolises the ethos which has enabled Youth Elements to improve so many lives and communities in recent years.

We will also be inviting leading academics and specialists to host courses so that those attending can benefit from their expertise.

How long do the courses last?

We run both day and half-day courses as we realise that many professionals cannot commit to a full day away from their organisation.

Where are the courses held?

Many courses take place in central Manchester and London. We can also deliver them at your organisation, throughout the country.

Will the courses meet my organisation’s requirements?

We can deliver tailor-made courses at your place of work to address your organisation’s priorities.

ASB is a key issue for my organisation. Can you help us tackle this?

Youth Elements can provide a course at your organisation on combatting ASB. It will include contributions from young people who were involved in ASB in the past and so are ideally placed to offer advice on tackling it.

By reducing ASB we can bring about major environmental improvements; help young people avoid getting criminal records and free up vital resources that can instead be used to build stronger communities.

How can I book a course?

You can check the dates of our pre-arranged courses and book a place via our online calendar.

Please use the contact details at the bottom of the page if you would like to arrange for a course to be delivered at your organisation.

Does Youth Elements support the social pedagogy approach to supporting young people?

We believe that social pedagogy has the potential to play a key role in improving the lives of young people and their communities.

Social pedagogy is a holistic approach to supporting young people which focuses on education and care and sees this as a responsibility shared by parents and society. Professionals work in partnership with young people to help them fulfil their potential which, in turn, benefits the community.

There have been many examples of social pedagogy being used successfully in the UK and Europe. Youth Elements own approach of building links between young people, professionals and the community utilises many of the principles of social pedagogy and we aim to explore new ways in which we can use this approach to support young people in the future.

We deliver one day training on Introductory to Social Pedagogy

For more information on our in- house training and day courses please contact us:
Telephone: 0161 286 1566
Mobile: 07912 868 260
Email: info@youthelements.org.uk 

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Courses

Course Objective

To enable learners to respond positively to the pressures and demands young people face and how to make a difference in their lives.

Introduction

Anxiety and depression is gripping young people's lives, with more than one in 10 often feeling too anxious to leave the house and over half worried about everyday situations. The factors contributing to anxiety include troubled childhoods, bullying and low resilience. Alongside mental health concerns that are preventing young people from looking after their health, wellbeing and succeeding within their futures.

This one day training is fully interactive, using exercises and tools to engage the learner. The facilitators are young adults who themselves have first-hand experiences in dealing with and overcoming this growing national concern.

Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of mental health problems.
  • Identify a range of pressures young people face today.
  • Name the services available to signpost young people
  • Support the wellbeing of young people and ourselves

Who should attend

Professionals working and engaging with children, young people and young adults within voluntary, public and statutory services should attend.

Duration

One day

Cost

£144.80 per person. There is no additional VAT

Course Dates and Booking

Date Location Book
Friday 17th March 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place
Friday 12th May 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place

Course Objective

To enable participants to understand some of the key factors that contributes towards fear amongst young people.

Introduction

Children in England are among the unhappiest in the world.

Every single day young people face all manner of difficult challenges which continue as they grow up and enter the world of adulthood and responsibility. There are many young people who want to make a go of their lives but are blocked at many turns and so give up. Blocked by an education system that narrows the definition of achievement because it is built around targets and testing, and staffed by creatively compromised and disempowered teachers. Young people are filled with fear with as to what the future may hold. Could you imagine openly admitting that you don’t know what you want or the direction you want to go in? It’s daunting even for us as professionals. So put yourself in the shoes of a young person forced to make decisions that determined their future with no real understanding of what lies ahead. The majority of young people struggle with this and cover up their fear of the unknown with bravado and bad behaviour, with a huge proportion having to be referred to alternative learner provision.

Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Define meaning of fear and how it affects us
  • List and recognise what are young people afraid of and why
  • Analyse how decision-making and actions can affect an individual. life and future.
  • Select and perform tools and techniques to overcome fear

Who should attend

Professionals working and engaging with children, young people and young adults within voluntary, public and statutory services should attend.

Duration

One day

Cost

£144.80 per person. There is no additional VAT

Course Dates and Booking

Date Location Book
Wednesday 5th April 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place

Course Objective

Participants will recognise and identify the negative social, physical and mental health effects of child and adolescent bullying and the long term damage into adulthood.

Introduction

This training explores how far-reaching and damaging the effects of bullying can be, from childhood to adult live, people who suffer bullying are more likely to have long term mental health issues, low aspirations problems finding work and a lack of social skills.

This one day training is fully interactive using exercises and tools to engage the learner.

Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Create dialogue to talk about bullying
  • Define 'bully victims' and 'pure bullies'
  • Explain how the effects of bullying can last a lifetime and affect wellbeing
  • Identify common bullying issues

Who should attend

Professionals working and engaging with children, young people and young adults within voluntary, public and statutory services should attend.

Duration

One day

Cost

£144.80 per person. There is no additional VAT

Course Dates and Booking

Date Location Book
Friday 7th April 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place
Friday 23rd June 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place

Who should attend this course?

Introduction to Social Pedagogy will benefit youth sector professionals, and young people within public and voluntary organisations.

What is Social Pedagogy?

Social pedagogy is about ensuring wellbeing through empowering and supportive relationships and holistic learning.

It focuses on the potential that each person possesses and looks at ways of enabling them to fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to the community.

There are many examples in the UK and Europe of social pedagogy techniques being used successfully to support young people.

What are the aims of the course?

The session will provide a key insight into social pedagogy including its aims, theory and practice.

What are the benefits of going on the course?

At the end of the course participants will:

  • understand the historical and social context of social pedagogy
  • understand the aims of social pedagogy and some theoretical models
  • understand how the approach can be put into practice
  • have prepared a personal action plan and identified further learning opportunities
  • have had fun

How long does the course last?

The course lasts one day.

Where does the course take place?

The course is held in central Manchester.

Cost

£199.99 per person. There is no additional VAT

Course Dates and Booking

Date Location Book
Friday 24th March 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place
Friday 9th June 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place

What are the benefits of attending Effective Mentoring?

The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge that will enable you to begin exploring the possibility of becoming a mentor. You will gain the confidence of knowing you can be a positive mentor and influence for young people.

What are the aims of the training?

The training helps you to:

  • Understand the different aspects that make up a mentoring relationship.
  • Identify the fundamental models and tools used in mentoring.
  • Understand and explore the quality and attitudes which are important for effective mentoring.
  • Recognise the importance of mentoring in the lives of young people.

What are the course objectives?

The course will enable participants to:

  • Explore some of the qualities and attitudes which are important for effective mentoring.
  • Recognise and apply some of the key skills required in mentoring.
  • Gain an awareness of how attitudes, values, beliefs and style of communication can affect a mentor/mentee relationship.
  • Consider what happens when a mentoring relationship comes to an end.

What are the specific learning aims?

By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Apply some of the essential skills required in mentoring.
  • Establish and build a successful mentoring relationship.
  • Define why and how we use the term 'mentoring'.
  • Explore the qualities and attitudes which are valuable for effective mentors.
  • Recognise how building self-awareness can support both parties.

How long does the course last?

The course lasts one day.

Where does the course take place?

The courses are held in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle.

Cost

£144.80 per person. There is no additional VAT

Course Dates and Booking

Date Location Book
Friday 10th March 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place
Friday 16th June 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place

Why should I attend this course?

Generation Z is the term given to the current generation of young people whose attitudes and behaviours have been partly shaped by the world in which they have grown up. They can text, read, watch and walk all at the same time.

Research shows that 83% of young people want to be contacted via social media about career opportunities. However, 37% fear they will have jobs that don't match their personalities. This training will explore how professionals can understand and support this technological generation.

Who should attend this course?

The course will benefit professionals who are working with children and young people, within public, statutory and voluntary organisations.

What are the benefits of the course?

The course will provide a valuable insight into how today’s young people relate to and communicate with themselves and the wider community. Technology is more than just entertainment for Generation Z - it’s a way of life.

This understanding will be of great value when providing young people with the knowledge and motivation that will enable them to fulfil their potential.

What are the aims of the course?

At the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the factors which have shaped the attitudes and behaviours of Generation Z
  • Appreciate the negative and positive uses of technology in young people's lives
  • Recognise the importance of the internet and social media in young people’s lives
  • Identify how anxiety brought on by the global economic problems of recent years has affected young people.

How long does the course last?

The course lasts one day.

Where does the course take place?

The course is held in central Manchester.

Cost

£144.80 per person. There is no additional VAT

Course Dates and Booking

Date Location Book
Friday 19th May 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place
Thursday 28th September 2017 Manchester City Centre Book your place

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