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Since 2016, Volunteer Nelson has been working together with Youth & Community Works, a premium youth education and events provider, to bring you the Young Leaders Programme.

Key info


-For 16 – 24 yr olds

-45 credit NZQA

Level 3 Youth Work Certificate

How does it work?

-1 week of training

-A flexible 6 months follow up to finish practicals (project/mentoring)

What are the benefits?

-This qualification helps to develop competencies around teamwork, leadership, project management, working with young people and loads of other transferable skills.

More detail about the qualification:

Careerforce is the industry training provider that accredits the New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3). Here is a link to the overview of the qualification.

When and Where?

The 2020 Young Leaders Programme is underway for the year.

To register your interest in future Young Leaders Programmes, fill in the form below. The next training week will be held in late January 2021.

I’m interested

Young Leaders Registration of Interest
We're interested to know your motivations for taking part as well as well as a bit about you, your interests and what school or training provider you go to, if any.

Read more:

See below for some stories about Young Leaders. The Untitled Art Exhibition is a project put on by a couple of Young Leaders.

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Young adults tackling social issues

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Youth development workers of tomorrow

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Untitled Art Exhibition: Stories of the Unheard

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