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Become a Quality Mark assessor
Become a Quality Mark assessor

WG Funded LogoAt its core, the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales helps groups and organisations identify, articulate and celebrate their work with young people. Quality Mark assessors play a vital role in this. 

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 and 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 

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 fill in our short application form.

Guidance for existing Assessors

pdf icon Youth Work Quality Mark Observational Assessment Guide (PDF)

pdf icon  Report Writing Guidance (PDF)