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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Online courses from CITYLIT

Posted on 26/01/2021 in Training , Opportunities , Virtual Support , Resources

Range of online courses on youth work, children and young people's mental health, mentoring a young person, working with vulnerable children, young people and families and more.

Online interactive classes with a qualified youth trainer and are free for those on unemployment benefits or earning below £20, 692.

Please visit the website for more information.

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FREE digital workshops, courses and talks for young people from Round House

Posted on 25/01/2021 in Resources , Opportunities

From podcasting to behind-the-scenes!

  • Learning resources for 11-17s

Upcoming workshops
-A roundtable event for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs aged 18-30 -Tuesday 26 January

-A digital workshop for those aged 18-25 -Thu 25 Mar (Introduction to facilitation)

-A digital workshop for those aged 18-25 -Thu 4 Mar (Behind the scenes)

-A roundtable event for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs aged 18-30-
Thu 18 Feb

and many more....

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Camden Music Service

Posted on 20/01/2021 in Training , Opportunities , Education , Resources

Saturday Music centres and group music sessions outside school times.

Camden Music Service run music activities for children and young people at weekends and in the school holidays, and join with professional arts organisations for special projects both in and out of school. Click Learn more to visit Camden Music webpage.

Click here for resources for staff and pupils and an archive of previous events

Link to Something Special Happens

Link to photographs of Royal Albert Hall Festival 2020

Link to performance of A New Created World

Link to video of how to tune your guitar

Link to video of looking after your instrument

Link to video of how to oil your trumpet valves

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Exercise with Ana

Posted on 18/01/2021 in Training , Opportunities , Community , Virtual Support

Pascal Theatre Company, supported by the Mayor of London/Groundwork, runs free online exercise classes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic London women aged 18 upwards. Classes are to improve mental and physical wellbeing. They have been designed to counter feelings of isolation during the pandemic.

Latin Dance:
Mondays at 10.00am

Gentle Movement/Chair Based Exercise:
Wednesdays at 10.30am

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Register with BBC Young Reporter

Posted on 18/01/2021 in Opportunities , Youth Sector News , Community

To register you need to a be teacher or member of staff at a secondary school, college, youth organisation or a home educator (parent or legal guardian) in the United Kingdom. The young people participating in your group(s) must be 11-18 years old.

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Posted on 18/01/2021 in Community , Opportunities , Virtual Support

Staying active and motivated when you are adjusting to a new routine is always a challenge. But there are plenty of ways to keep your body and mind healthy even when you can’t get to the gym, pool or court. On demand access to workouts are available for free on the Better UK app, available from the Apple or Google Play stores.

1. Select your preferred 'club' name

2. Tap Virtual fitness classes

3. Tap the SIGN UP button in the top right corner

4. Enter your first name, last name, email and create a password

5. Enter BETTERATHOME as the Club Access Code

6. View and accept the terms and conditions

7. Tap the SIGN UP button

If you have a personal computer, laptop or casting device for your TV, you can enjoy the virtual classes on a bigger screen.

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Live Cook-Along with Chef Tom

Posted on 14/01/2021 in Opportunities , Community


Copy and paste the live class link: Family Cook-a-long with Chef Tom - YouTube

Save the date! Join us on Wednesdays at 4pm for live streamed cooking class with Chef Tom – the Head Chef and Food Educator at the Hackney School of Food.

Each week, Tom will teach a simple but useful recipe that chefs of any age can make. The classes will last about 45 minutes - but these are recipes that you’ll use for life!

The class will be live-streamed on our youtube page.

Click on the Learn more button to read the shopping list.

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