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The Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales
The Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales

As of January 2020, the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales (the Quality Mark) is being delivered and developed by the Education Workforce Council (EWC), 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).

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About the Quality Mark

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 deliver youth work, demonstrating and celebrating the excellence of their work with young people.

The Quality Mark consists of two distinct elements:

  1.  a set of Quality Standards that youth work organisations can use as a tool for self-assessment and improvement

  2. an externally assessed Quality Mark that is a national award demonstrating an organisation's excellence

Are you thinking of 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

29 youth work organisations in Wales have achieved the Quality Mark. 

Quality Standards and Guidance documents

Download in PDF formatQuality Mark Introduction and Guidance

To register your interest for a Quality Mark external assessment, please complete an expression of interest form.

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