Interested in joining us?

The qualification routes for becoming a YC Hertfordshire personal adviser or youth worker are given below. If you wish to discuss any of these career paths, please contact YC Hertfordshire via the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Qualification routes for Information Advice and Careers Guidance

We accept applications for Keeping in Touch Advisers who wish to develop information and advice skills and we may be able to offer level 3 Information Advice and Guidance. Our Employment and Training Advisers work at level 4 and may be supported with this qualification. The qualification route for YC Hertfordshire personal advisers (PAs) is the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. For details of this qualification please click here.


Qualification routes for youth workers

Youth support workers (part-time) may start their employment with YC Hertfordshire without any formal qualifications, but it is a requirement of the service that they complete the YC Hertfordshire Youth Work Induction Programme, and the Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice within a year of starting employment.

Professional range youth workers must already have a professional qualification in youth work which is approved by the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) before they can be recruited to this post.

JNC qualifications are delivered by universities, and a list of validated courses is on the National Youth Agency website:

Honours degree level is now the minimum requirement for gaining professional status for youth work in England.

Trainee posts

From time to time trainee posts may be advertised, and it will then be a requirement of the job offer that practitioners undertake one of the qualifications stipulated above.

Job vacancies

All vacancies within YC Hertfordshire are advertised on:


Volunteering opportunities - working with groups of young people

YC Hertfordshire is part of Hertfordshire County Council and delivers prevention and early intervention to young people, aged 11+, through targeted personal and social development opportunities, information, advice and guidance.


This work is undertaken in a variety of ways including: in local communities, schools, colleges, centres, detached / street based projects, residentials, through activities and national programmes such as the DofE Award and the National Citizen Service.


Each local team has a range of projects and programmes that operate throughout the week, mainly afterschool and evenings.


We provide supervision and ongoing training to all our volunteers.  All potential volunteers will be interviewed and are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring check. 


If you require further information

Please email OR

Telephone 0300 1237538  if you are interested in becoming a youth support worker or in volunteering.