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Introductory Helping Skills: Working with Young People - Course Overview

This CSCT short course comprises a one-day, five-hour workshop on Introductory Helping Skills: Working with Young People. Participants who attend the workshop will be given a CSCT Certificate of Attendance.

Who is the programme for?

This course is for health workers who would like to learn about working with children and young people, and practise relevant skills.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at people who have either attended CSCT one-day Introduction to Interpersonal/Helping Skills or have some experience of basic listening and helping skills


This course aims to:

  • Increase awareness of areas to consider when working or intending to work with young people
  • Explore influences on work with young people
  • Practise skills through role-play

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Concerns of Young People
  • Settings
  • Working with adults or young people
  • Child Development
  • Boundary concerns
  • Qualities of helper
  • Creative Tools
  • Review and Evaluation

Workshop Activities

  • Theoretical input from tutor
  • Discussions in pairs, small groups, large group
  • Experiential exercise/s
  • Skills Practice/Role-plays

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify helping services for young people
  • Identify current concerns of young people
  • Recognise boundary concerns with young people
  • Identify relevant aspects of the Children Act
  • Establish ethical practice
  • Use creative media of working with young people
  • Clarify own interests in the field and motivation for working in this field
  • Identify further training needs


Please fill in the form (click here) and post or fax it to:

CSCT Ltd, 13 Coleshill Street,
Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands B72 1SD,
Tel: 0870 163 6900,
Fax: 0121 355 5581