The government will allocate £25m towards supporting the skills needs of the youth workforce.
The Ten Year Youth Strategy is funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and will be managed by sector skills councils Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK), with support from youth work employers, Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC), the Children’s Workforce Network, and other sector skills councils.
The skills initiative is part of a wider commitment from the government’s new youth workforce strategy which includes a focus on increasing diversity in the youth workforce, reviewing and championing the youth work apprenticeship, a common platform of skills and training for the youth workforce and support for the third sector’s role in engaging with young people.
The leadership and management programme aims to support the development of a shared set of skills, knowledge and behaviour across all sectors who work with young people.
Leah Swain, executive director of operations at the LLUK, said: “We welcome the inclusion of specific support for the workforce within the Youth Strategy and look forward to working with employers and partners in our sector to develop the initiatives for the youth workforce over the coming year.”