Training

Oxfordshire Youth runs a series of affordable and engaging training and events on a variety of subjects. All are aimed at supporting the sector to provide greater services and opportunities to young people.

From the basics of youth work, including safeguarding, first aid, and DBS checks, to specialist subjects such as understanding young people’s challenging behaviour, mental health, and counselling skills, we help organisations develop and empower their staff for their organisations to strive.

Our Annual Youth Work Conference provides a great space for networking and hearing from key people on a range of relevant, new and emerging topics.

Our full and easily accessible programme of training and events are heavily subsidised for members, check out our member benefits for free offers.

We also offer Food Hygiene as an online course for your convenience. Please contact us for more information. Watch this space for new online course and webinars

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Our training and courses

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Generalist Safeguarding

Certificated by the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (OSCB), this course is an essential introduction to safeguarding for anyone working in a paid or voluntary capacity with young people.

All volunteers/members of staff within Oxfordshire Youth clubs should attend this course. The course will cover current legislation as well as ways of working to ensure the safety of young people you work with.

Trainer: Various – certified trainers from OY and OSCB

Regularly scheduled course

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Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work

Please note that there are only 12 places available for this listing.

This is an accredited course and is the basic requirement for nominated first aiders working within small or low risk working environments.

It is essential that there is at least one member of staff with this qualification present for the duration of any youth club session or activity. We also recommend that all regular volunteers/staff attend this course.

An engaging training course exploring some of the mental health difficulties that young people face, spotting the signs, as well as ways to support them.

Trainer: Hayley Reynolds

Regularly scheduled course

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Food Hygiene
This is an online course. Please contact Oxfordshire Youth for more details

Online Course

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Principles of Youth Work

An ideal introductory workshop to youth work for people working within a youth club or with young people on a youth project.

This course looks at models of youth work and the role of youth workers. Practical activities will help develop your communication skills, outlining how best to facilitate group work and promote equality and diversity.

Trainer: Oxfordshire Youth staff: David Cruchley, Roy Peach, Becky Critchley 

Course delivered on request

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Understanding Young Peoples’ Challenging Behaviour

An ideal introductory workshop to youth work for people working within a youth club or with young people on a youth project.

This course looks at models of youth work and the role of youth workers. Practical activities will help develop your communication skills, outlining how best to facilitate group work and promote equality and diversity.

Trainer: Oxfordshire Youth staff: David Cruchley, Roy Peach, Becky Critchley

Course delivered on request

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Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

This session can help improve your knowledge around building positive volunteer experiences, strategies for volunteer recruitment, legal concerns, volunteer retention tools and more.

Can be tailored to suit the needs of your individual club or group.

Trainer: Roy Peach, Member Support Coordinator, Oxfordshire Youth

Course delivered on request

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DBS workshop

FOR OXFORDSHIRE YOUTH FULL AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ONLY.

In this training, we provide you with all the tools you need to be able to complete and submit DBS forms correctly. An opportunity to ask questions and understand the full process from blank page to completed check is provided.

Trainer: Liz Greenlaw, DBS Administrator, Oxfordshire Youth

Course delivered on request

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Introduction to Young People’s Mental Health Awareness Training

Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Training has been designed to support frontline staff to promote their part in our national culture shift which embraces social and emotional wellbeing and responds early to signs of mental health problems.

It takes a non-clinical approach that explores how frontline staff can empower individuals to have responsibility for the wellbeing of everyone around them, looking at strategies which increase the emotional literacy and resilience of children and young people. In response to early signs of mental health problems, it considers tools which can be used with children and young people and an increased awareness of other services available.

What does the training provide?

A framework for thinking about mental health

Information about child and adolescent development and mental health

Information about risk and resilient factors

Plus an increased understanding of:

Children and young people’s mental health

How you can help to support resilience

How to signpost to local specialist services

 

Trainer: Various – certified course delivery partners

Regular Scheduled Course

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Strengthening Youth Voice

An opportunity to participate in developing youth voice within your own organisation and understanding the benefits this can bring.

Trainer: David Cruchley and Becky Critchley, Oxfordshire Youth

Course delivered on request

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Planning Youth Work Sessions – ideas for the new term

Working together to share experiences and intel on how to generate fun and engaging sessions for young people.

Trainer: Becky Critchley, Youth Engagement and Participation Officer, Oxfordshire Youth

On-demand course

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Counselling Skills for Youth Work Practitioners

An insight into the skills needed to effectively listen to young people and support them through difficult conversations.

Trainer: Gary Hibbins

On-demand course

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Building Young People’s Resilience in a Digital World

Gary Hibbins helps us explore the digital world and how to build young people’s resilience in a digital world..

Trainer: Gary Hibbins

On-demand course

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