PDA Youth Work

Student Stewart Hornal tells us about the PDA Youth Work qualification he has been undertaking

Applications for the new intake of the PDA Youth Work have opened. Student Stewart Hornal shares what it has been like studying for this qualification in 2020/21.

‘For me the PDA in Youth Work is a key course and qualification that all Youth Workers should consider enrolling on. The course is split up into three very manageable modules that can be worked towards whilst juggling other commitments such as full-time work. These modules cover a wide variety of Youth Work topics, from the planning and delivering of activities to the core values and principles expected in the Youth Work setting. All of these topics were relevant to the day to day experiences that Youth Workers face.  Each lecture allowed those enrolled on the course to learn each topic in a healthy amount of detail, all while being able to ask any questions they had.’

Ritchie Summers, the PDA Youth Work Course Lecturer added:

'This is an excellent course for anyone interested in Youth Work or volunteering in a youth group. The PDA provides you with the knowledge of how to engage with young people, breaking down barriers and delivering Youth Work activities. We also look at the skills and qualities of a Youth Worker as well as some different theories based on group work. I would encourage anyone currently working as a Youth Worker or interested in working with children or young people to apply.'

 Contact study.shetland@uhi.ac.uk for more information.