Open OCN Course

sTARTING Saturday 27th April 2024

Embark on a journey of personal and professional growth with our Open OCN Course!

Are you 18 or above and eager to enhance your Youth and Ministry skills? Look no further than Youth Link.

Introducing the OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice – a dynamic blend of online and face-to-face learning to suit your lifestyle!

If this sounds like something for you. Please contact Debbie Byrne at

When: Starts on Saturday 27th April and finishes on Saturday 22nd June 2024.

Cost: £120

Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice Open Programme (starting April 2024 until June 2024)

The Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice [24 credits] is made up of 10 units covering a range of topics such as the context of youth work in Northern Ireland as well as providing an understanding of the needs of young people, health and safety, safeguarding and managing challenging behaviour. It also includes knowledge and guidance on how to plan, deliver and evaluate a youth work activity.  

This Level 2 Certificate is accredited through OCN NI and is assessed through a written portfolio of material and evidence of engagement in workshop activities.

Qualification Target Group:
Those aged 18 years and over who wish to develop their youth work/ministry knowledge and skills and are currently engaged in a leadership capacity in a youth work/ministry context.

£120 per person



The delivery of this programme will be through a mixture of both online and in person.

Applications for this course must be submitted by 01 April 2024.                                                                  

For more information contact Debbie on 028 9032 3217 or via email to

Delivery Dates:

Saturday 27th April 2024             10.30-4.30pm                 In Person (Youth Link NI)

Thursday 2nd May 2024              7.00pm-9.00pm             Online

Thursday 9th May 2024               7.00pm-9.00pm              Online

Thursday 16th May 2024             7.00pm-9.00pm             Online

Thursday 23rd May 2024             7.00pm-9.00pm             Online  (Tutorials)

Thursday 30th May 2024             7.00pm-9.00pm             Online

Thursday 6th June 2014               7.00pm-9.00pm             Online

Thursday 13th June 2014             7.00pm-9.00pm            Online

Thursday 20th June 2024             10.30-4.30pm                 Online

Saturday 22nd June 2024             10.30-2.30pm                 In Person (Youth Link NI)

Thursday 27th June 2024         7.00pm-9.00pm                              Online (Tutorials)

Final Submission Date 25 July 2024