NYA Update: AMBER Readiness Framework

Posted on 30/03/2021 in Resources , COVID-19 Updates , Youth Sector News

From 29th March 2021, they have confirmed that the youth sector moved into Step 1B on the Roadmap, moving to AMBER in the readiness framework.

The National Youth Agency (NYA), as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England, has developed youth sector specific advice and guidance in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

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Book your place for FREE Camden Holiday Activity and Food Programme this Easter School Holidays!

Posted on 29/03/2021 in Community , Opportunities

Places are limited, book your place quickly!

Is your child eligible for free school meals and aged between 5-16?

You can book 4 days this Easter, for 4 hours a day in one of the Easter Holiday Hubs in the Camden borough.

Children and young people will have access to number of enriching activities and a free healthy hot meal on the day.

Click here to see the list of holiday hubs with available spaces.

Click here to visit YCF Holiday Hunger page to learn more about the programme.

Click here to see the information in the Camden Rise regarding the HAF 2021 programme.

List of Easter Holiday Hubs

Would you like to support Camden Holiday Activity and Food Programme?

Posted on 29/03/2021 in Community , Resources , Funding , Opportunities

Camden Holiday activity and food programme (HAF 2021) is designed to offer school-age children and young people eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), free access to activities and food/a meal. The programme will run during 1 week in Easter , 1 week in Winter and 4 weeks in Summer during school holidays. 4 hours , 4 days per week for 6 weeks per year 2021.

In partnership with Camden Council, YCF is expanding its Holiday Hunger programme in 2021.

We are looking for Camden-based organisations to help provide food and/or deliver youth activities during Summer and Christmas holidays.

Please let us know if your organisation has the capacity to run cooking sessions, cook onsite meals or provide food deliveries in Camden.

In addition, Holiday Hubs are looking to partner with other local charities to provide sport sessions, host activity workshops, run holiday camps and more.

To learn more or express an interest in collaborating with programme delivery partners, please email

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BTEC pathways in both Creative Media and Performing Arts for Y12/13's

Posted on 29/03/2021 in Training , Resources , Opportunities

Post 16s - Y12/13's that would thrive in a more inclusive environment. We offer BTEC pathways in both Creative Media and Performing Arts with access to GCSE and Functional skills. Along with mentors, enrichment, trips and guest speakers, we bring the possibility of a thriving arts career alive!

Senior Wac offers Sunday classes for 14-26 year olds who are considering a career in the creative and performing arts, or who are looking for high quality training to develop their skills.

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Specialist Performing Arts and/or Creative pathway for Year 10 and Year 11

Posted on 29/03/2021 in Youth Sector News , Opportunities , Training

Pre 16s - Y10/Y11s that are 'at risk' of exclusion or are finding it hard to cope in mainstream education. We offer a specialist Performing Arts and/or Creative pathway which seeks unlock talent and potential.

Senior Wac offers Sunday classes for 14-26 year olds who are considering a career in the creative and performing arts, or who are looking for high quality training to develop their skills.

To apply please email

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Further employment support from Camden Council

Posted on 09/03/2021 in Training , Community , Resources , Opportunities

If you’re 16-24 looking for work or job advice, check out the range of partners in Camden Council that provide bespoke employment and training advice to Camden residents.

Your Future has been setup to help make it easier to navigate the services available, provide one to one advice and signpost you to the right support based on your needs.

There is support for:

  • Employment support and apprenticeships
  • Education and Training
  • Work experience

Click here to read more.

Easing out of Lockdown

Posted on 04/03/2021 in Resources , Community

Powerful video from Wac Arts about a young person's thoughts on the first lockdown in 2020. Covid 19, lockdown, job loss, daily death count, lack of human interaction…

"I don't know what will happen at the end, down the line, but lets stay hopeful for better days to come.."

Video credits to Wac Arts and Fitzrovia Youth in Action.

NYA Guidance Update

Posted on 03/03/2021 in Resources , Youth Sector News , Member Updates

Read the version 5 of the NYA COVID Guidance

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’setting out the Roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how restrictions will be eased over time.

The Roadmap has four steps (although Step 1 has two parts):
Step 1 A 8th March 2021

Step 1 B 29th March 2021

Step 2 no earlier than 12th April 2021

Step 3 no earlier than 17th May 2021

Step 4 no earlier than 21st June 2021

Click here to read the readiness framework alongside a set of planning tools and resources : 1020-NYA-COVID19-V5-final.pdf

NYA Launches Additional Bursary Fund

Posted on 24/02/2021 in Opportunities , Training , Resources

Exciting news! New Youth Work training bursaries (Levels 2 & 3) are open.

Training bursaries for youth workers
Harrow Club is working with Partnership for Young London to offer 39 subsidised level 2 certificates in Youth Work Practice, shared across 3 Training Providers, for all London Boroughs. These bursaries are open to Youth Work practitioners, over 18 years of age, who are working in a paid or voluntary capacity with young people between the ages of 11 to 25 years and delivering on a regular basis in a youth work setting.

For further information contact

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Google & Digital Boost Offer Free Training Workshops

Posted on 18/02/2021 in Training , Community , Resources

Would your team benefit from a class in digital marketing strategy, or learning how to access online ad grants? Can your organisation benefit from a free 1-1 mentoring programme, designed to support small businesses and charities grow their digital capabilities?

Google is planning to run a free training workshop, as well as host 1-1 mentoring sessions. If you’d like to register your interest, please fill in the form to enable their team to tailor the session to be as useful as possible, and submit before Friday 26th February.


Virtual Work Experience programme from UK Employment UK

Posted on 15/02/2021 in Training , Youth Sector News , Opportunities , Virtual Support , Employment , Resources

Work experience is a great way to build your skills and your CV and find out what you could enjoy doing in the world of work. PLUS – it helps you to explore the range of careers out there. What work interests YOU?

This virtual guide aims to introduce you to the world of work.

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Free Maths activities to help your kids at home

Posted on 10/02/2021 in Resources , Community

New for 2021, National Numeracy is offering 28 free activities to help parents, and teachers support children with Maths at home.

The activities are aligned to the 2014 English National Curriculum and support school learning, but with National Numeracy's unique emphasis on developing number confidence, a positive attitude and having fun discovering everyday Maths together.

Click the link to download the resources.

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National Youth Agency Webinar Series

Posted on 09/02/2021 in COVID-19 Updates , Training

National Youth Agency (NYA) is offering a webinar series called Routes to Success, which is designed to help youth workers and those working with young people to develop their skills, practice and knowledge.

From 5 January 2021, the National Youth Agency (NYA) confirms that the youth sector moved into RED in the readiness framework. This includes online and digital youth services, detached local youth services, 1-2-1 sessions with vulnerable young people (indoors) and support groups with vulnerable young people (indoors and outdoors - max 15 per group and workers/leaders). This guidance must be used in conjunction with the readiness framework and your existing safeguarding policies and procedures, and it is complementary to government guidance on social distancing, travel and other measures which must be adhered to.

Webinar Series

Free Covid-19 Testing in Camden

Posted on 05/02/2021 in Community , COVID-19 Updates

Camden Council is offering free COVID-19 testing across the borough of Camden to residents and workers who need quick and regular testing in order to return to work safely, and who are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Pre booking is essential. There are strictly no walk-in appointments. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Test results have a 45-minute turnaround time.

Those who have COVID-19 symptoms, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of smell or taste, should isolate immediately with their household and arrange a test through the NHS or by calling 119.

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Supporting Young People’s Journey To Work by Youth Employment UK

Posted on 02/02/2021 in Training , Opportunities , Resources

New virtual learning programme for young people: The Young Professional : Journey to Work. This free tool will support young people to navigate their next steps and build their futures.

Check out the new resources that will remain free for young people to develop their skills and plan their future, including:

-Young Professional : Explore Programme (14-16 year olds) launching February 2021
-Virtual Work Experience launching February 2021
-Young Professional Partner Programme launching March 2021
-Young Professional Programme for those with additional needs April 2021

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