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Become a Quality Mark assessor
Become a Quality Mark assessor

Quality Mark assessors play a vital role in helping groups and organisations identify, articulate and celebrate their work with young people.

What does a Quality Mark assessor do?

As a Quality Mark assessor, you’ll be part of a team that externally verifies the quality of youth work practice.

Acting as a mentor, you’ll support others as they work towards achieving the Quality Mark. You’ll also play a key part in identifying, promoting and celebrating good practice.

Quality Mark assessors undertake the role voluntarily. If you’re selected to act as a lead assessor, you’ll be paid for your time. 

What we look for in an assessor

You don’t need a specific qualification to become an assessor. But it helps if you're passionate about celebrating youth work in Wales and have an interest in quality assurance.

You'll also be outgoing, friendly and have:

  • at least 5 years experience working with young people
  • excellent observational and analytical skills
  • a supportive and collaborative nature 

Benefits of being an assessor

Being an assessor will allow you to:

  • share good practice and learn from others
  • contribute to the development of youth work
  • improve your leadership and communications skills
  • build on your existing network of professional relationships
  • increase your knowledge and awareness of the youth work sector 

Watch Quality Mark assessors talk about how the opportunity has affected their practice 

Read the guidance on being a Quality Mark assessor

How to apply

If you’re committed to improving youth work in Wales, and feel you have what it takes to be an assessor, we encourage you to fill in our short application form.

Guidance for Assessors

Youth Work Quality Mark Observational Assessment Guide

Report Writing Guidance