Have you been a professional youth worker since before NSETS was established?
The North South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS) has recently approved a process whereby those who do not hold qualifications specifically in youth work (and therefore do not hold an NSETS-endorsed award) but who have been continuously engaged in professional youth work practice for 15 years or more can apply for a statement of individual recognition.
NSETS is responsible for the professional endorsement of youth work programmes on the island of Ireland. Find out more about NSETS.
This statement of individual recognition will be of use to such persons in the same way that programme-level recognition is to graduates of NSETS-endorsed awards, allowing them to apply for posts in an equitable manner.
Criteria for Eligibility:
In order to be eligible, individuals must have been in professional employment in youth work:
(a) prior to the establishment of NSETS in January 2006, and
(b) on a continuous basis since then.
To be considered for NSETS Individual Recognition you must be able to provide evidence that you were in professional employment* in youth work:
- For at least two of the five years prior to 1 January 2006 (pre NSETS establishment), and
- For at least two of the five years prior to the date of application.
* Professional employment would here include, as well as face-to-face youth work practice, (i) management of such practice and (ii) education and training for such practice. In all cases employment should be at least 50% part-time.