We have had a very busy time lately running four Youth Work Practice courses in the West Midlands.  We have been commissioned by Sandwell Council to deliver a level 2 programme to Youth Support Workers and the Brierley Hill Project in Dudley successfully bid for funding to Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (DCVS) to run a Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work programme for staff and volunteers working with young people in the Voluntary Sector.  We are also now running two of the DCMS funded Bursary schemes for youth work training in partnership with the National Youth Agency and Youth Focus West Midlands to offer a level 3 Programme in Wolverhampton and a Level 2 Course in Birmingham.