We are delighted to announce that Atkin Associates Ltd has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to deliver the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales until March 2019. We will continue to provide the assessment of Quality Mark self –assessments and to train Quality Mark assessors.

We have recently carried out an impact analysis with Award Holders which provides more information on the benefits of achieving the Quality Mark and can be found on our website both as a report and visual recording. Please join our member network to view these and other resources for the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales.

Key Dates for the Coming Year

Self-Assessment
There are three opportunities to submit a self-assessment for the Quality Mark. They are:

  • 23rd April
  • 11th June
  • 12th October

Please get in touch with us at qualitymark@atkinassociates.co.uk if you are starting work on your Quality Mark self-assessment so that we can discuss the best way to carry out your self-assessment and a realistic timescale for submission.

Assessors

We are now looking for new assessors to participate in this Professional Development Opportunity. If you are an experienced youth worker currently active in youth work in Wales, then please consider volunteering as an assessor for the coming year. We will provide training for the role and you will be supported to carry out 2 assessments of youth work provision during the year. The closing dates for the assessor recruitment are:

  • Friday 20th April and assessor training will take place on Tuesday 1st May
  • Monday 11th June and assessor training will take place on 26th June

We are looking forward to another year of meeting with young people; youth workers and visiting some excellent youth work projects and teams in Wales.

Louise Atkin and Sue Quinn