Essential Skills for Working with Children and Young People


This course is an entry level programme that will provide an understanding of the principles for working with children and young people

We provide learners with all the knowledge and skills that potential employers and organisations that work with children, young people and families look for in their employees and volunteers. The course is delivered in a relaxed, supportive and informal manner by our trainers.

Who is this course for?

This course is suited to those completely new to the children's workforce and those already involved in it, who want to improve their knowledge to underpin their work, such as:

  • School support staff

  • Parents and carers

  • Those leaving the armed forces

  • People looking to volunteer or gain employment in the charity sector

  • Those running community groups

  • Those looking to work in the childcare sector


What's included?

This course is taught by two highly experienced tutors. Group sizes are kept small to make sure that all learners have the opportunity to ask questions and get the most possible from the course.

Learners will also receive a certificate of attendance and a pack of resources to take away.

Booking a course

To book a single place on a course, take a look at our upcoming course dates:

Course 1: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th November. 9.30am - 2.45pm at The Street, Scarborough

Course 2: 21st and 28th November, and 5th and 12th December. 9.30am - 2.45pm at Community House, Selby

If you are interested in booking BrightSparks to deliver a course for your organisation, please get in touch to see how we can create customised training for your needs.

Find out more about working with children and young people

Take a look at our blog for tips and information about working with children and young people, testimonials from our learners and more.