National Body for Youth Work in England


There is little or no co-ordinated provision in many rural areas to tackle inequalities and put young people at the heart of Covid-recovery. A new report, Overlooked: young people and rural youth services, makes clear there are vast gaps in local youth services. Hardest hit are the 2.2 million young people living in predominantly rural […]

August 26, 2021
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The NYA Youth Work Academy today unveiled a selection of 12 free virtual CPD courses. The new suite of support for youth workers is made possible by our funders and partners: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Youth Futures Foundation National Lottery Community Fund Paul Hamlyn Foundation UFI VocTech Trust The new catalogue of […]

August 11, 2021
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The new Crime Reduction Strategy recognises a role for youth work in breaking a cycle of violence at the point of crisis in A&E wards and through alternative provision to reduce school exclusions. However, it falls short in supporting young people with a community response to reduce and prevent crime. When young people have a […]

July 28, 2021
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The National Youth Agency is delighted to announce the launch of a new digital hub, amplifi, specifically designed by young people, for young people. amplifi will help young people get the knowledge, skills and experience they need to turbo-charge forward to bright futures in learning and work.  amplifi is a unique offering as it is underpinned by youth work values, participative and relational […]

July 27, 2021
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NYA has been shortlisted in the category for charities with an income of £1million – £10million alongside seven other charities across all sectors. NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said “we are delighted and taken aback to be shortlisted for the award and humbled to be listed amongst such illustrious charities. Throughout 2020 and 2021 the […]

July 08, 2021
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We are pleased to be able to offer for consultation and feedback the LEVEL 6 YOUTH WORK Degree Standard and End Point Assessment Documentation. This full standard is currently in assessment for approval process at the Institute for Apprenticeships. We welcome all feedback on this standard before 16th July 2021 to share with final Route Approval […]

June 21, 2021
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The Level 6 Youth Work Apprenticeship Standard is drawing close to it’s final steps. We have some information to share and an urgent request. As those of you have been involved in the development of this will know, this has been a challenging journey. But, we write with what we believe to be hopeful news […]

June 02, 2021
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Prospective members of Future Proof Parks’ Youth Action Group were joined last week by guest speaker Megan McCubbin for a pre-launch session discussing conservation and Zoology. Megan took time to discuss her beginning in the world of conservation and helped inspire the young participants to get involved in protecting their local environments, and spoke about […]

May 21, 2021
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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level


What does this mean?

** From 19th July 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector remains at YELLOW in the readiness framework, but with substantial changes to the NYA guidance**

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