Further Learning

Youth workers and volunteers can develop their learning even further with these additional resources from our valued partners and external providers.

National Trauma Training Programme

Youth Scotland currently offers training at the Trauma Informed Practice Level of the Scottish Psychological Trauma Training Plan. You can continue your learning and development with these education resources across the Trauma Framework levels (Informed, Skilled, Enhanced or Specialist).

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Mental health and prevention of self-harm/suicide

Youth Scotland offers multiple training sessions on self-harm prevention including Introduction to Self-Harm (at the Informed Level of the Mental Health Improvement & Suicide Prevention Framework) as well as What’s the Harm? Self-Harm Awareness and Skills (at the Skilled Level of the Framework).You can continue building your skills across the Framework Levels (Informed, Skilled, Enhanced or Specialist) here:

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No Knives Better Lives Learning Hub

No Knives, Better Lives is a prevention, early intervention and education programme in Scotland. They help youth workers and practitioners working with young people to empower those who may be at risk of youth violence to choose a better path. Through their Learning Hub, they also offer access to a range of free online courses including “Imagine A Man” resources, “Understanding Violence Prevention” and “Introduction to Restorative Approaches.”

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Scottish Gambling Education Hub

The Scottish Gambling Education Hub is a project by Fast Forward which is aimed at ensuring every young person in Scotland has access to gambling education and prevention opportunities.  The Hub offers a range of training and resources for those working with young people.

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ASH Scotland eLearning

ASH Scotland currently delivers an online session for Youth Scotland members called Smoking, Vaping, Mental Health and Wellbeing.  For further learning and resources, such as “Tobacco-free Generation,” visit their eLearning platform.

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Action on Prejudice

Action on Prejudice is an online hub (delivered by YouthLink Scotland) to provide information, resources and training for young people and those working with young people about tackling discrimination, prejudice and hate crime. You can access these courses and materials here:

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Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

This national education resource for children and young people provides age and stage appropriate learning resources, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence, for use across sectors who work with children and young people.  Activity plans are accompanied by slides and resources for each topic area and content is available in both English and Gaelic languages.  There are also specific resources to support the learning of children and young people with additional support needs.

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YouthLink Scotland

YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work in Scotland and the collective voice of the sector.  The YouthLink Scotland website is packed with information and resources around youth work including the Youth Work Outcomes and Skills Framework, Children’s Rights, Funding Directory, Impact Hub and more.

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Digital Youth Work Learning Zone

The Digital Youth Work Learning Zone is a collection of information, resources and tools for youth workers looking to incorporate digital tools and activities into their youth work practice.  From Getting Started through to Digital Makerspaces, the Learning Zone has information and resources to support you.

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Youth Scotland Training Opportunities

Training Catalogue