We administer the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales (the Quality Mark), in partnership with Education Training Standards (ETS) Cymru, the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), Principal Youth Officers Group (PYOG) Wales and Training Agencies Group (TAG).
The Quality Mark is a unique tool for self-assessment, planning improvement and gaining a quality mark for youth work. It supports and recognises improving standards in the provision, practice and performance of organisations that provide youth work, demonstrating and celebrating the excellence of their work with young people.
The Quality Mark consists of two distinct elements:
- a set of Quality Standards that youth work organisations can use as a tool for self-assessment and improvement
- an externally assessed Quality Mark that is a national award demonstrating an organisation's excellence
34 youth work organisations in Wales have achieved the Quality Mark. To register your interest for a Quality Mark external assessment, please complete an expression of interest form.
Cardiff Youth Service
Merthyr Youth Service
Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales
Carmarthen Youth Project Dr Mz
St John's Ambulance Cymru
Gwent Police Cadets
Powys County Council Youth Service
Welsh Centre for International Affairs
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales
National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS Cymru)
Cwmbran Centre for Young People
KPC Youth and Community
Monmouthshire Youth Service
Princes Trust Cymru
Newport Youth Service
Blaenau Gwent Youth Service
Vale of Glamorgan Youth Service
RCT Engagement & Participation Service
Neath Port Talbot Youth Service
Caerphilly Youth Service Youth4U
Pembrokeshire Youth Service
Ceredigion Youth Service
Duke of Edinburgh Wales
Torfaen Youth Service
Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Carmarthenshire Youth Support Service
Wrexham Youth Service
Conwy Youth Service
Considering getting involved in the Quality Mark?
Our e-learning module is designed to help build your knowledge of the Quality Mark, why it matters and what’s involved in it. Start the module.
Quality Standards and Guidance documents
From a youth perspective: QMYW assessment process
This short video, produced by Swansea MAD, guides young people undertaking the Quality Mark for Youth Work (QMYW) in Wales through the assessment process.
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