We offer an invaluable range of training courses tailored to meet the needs of an effective youth group.

Training courses by Action4Youth

At Action4Youth our aim is to provide our members with access to quality, subsidised training ensuring that cost is not a barrier to up-skilling staff and volunteers.

We have undertaken a review of our workshops and are gradually adding to the suite of opportunities. The sessions are designed to focus on the needs of your organisation to best support you in your youth setting.

Covid-19 update

We know this is a difficult time for all organisations, Action4Youth have strongly felt the impact of the pandemic. To support the continued access to training we have been able to take many opportunities online. These remain subsidised for our valued members. In addition we are able to open these up to partners in the youth sector. If you are not a member please get in touch to book direct with [email protected] . Please note First Aid remains for members only.

As of the start of September we are able to offer face to face training in Covid secure venues where we will apply our comprehensive risk assessment. If you wish to organise training for a minimum of 8 people and maximum of 12, please contact [email protected]

Bookings and payment are required to be made online. An invoice will be raised for group bookings exceeding four people. For more information see below

Reopening your youth organisation (Online)

This free online workshop is designed to give you an overview of the guidance provided by the National Youth Association. This is the advice which youth organisations are being directed to follow.

There will be opportunity to discuss any specific points in the session, please provide your question(s) in advance to support us to direct you to the most suitable guidance.

Further dates to be added dependant on take up.


**New** Equality and Diversity

Are you aware of your unconscious biases and understand how these effect you in your role working with young people and your team around you? This workshop will give you opportunity to reflect on our unconscious decisions and how we can be more inclusive of those we see as our outgroup. It will support you to identify types of discrimination and value the benefits of a diverse workforce.

For costs please click on the dates below.


Safeguarding Essentials (Online and Face To Face)

This is a 2 hour workshop has been designed to give new volunteers an introduction to safeguarding as well as updating those who require a refresher.


  • Identify legislation which safeguards and protects children
  • Explain the types of abuse and recognise the signs and indicators
  • Identify the process for handling disclosures
  • Explain how to report concerns

For costs please click on the dates below.


First Aid (Accredited Training) (Face to Face)

Basic Life Saving

We are postponing First Aid face to face delivery due to Covid-19. If you are looking to attend the 3 hour Basic Saving Lives please register your interest with [email protected]

This training is recommended for staff and volunteers in youth organisations to provide them with knowledge and skills to be able to apply basic first aid.

Topics covered

  • Importance of self-protection and use of barriers
  • Chain of Survival
  • Primary Survey
  • Unconscious Casualties and Recovery Position
  • Adult CPR
  • Dealing with Choking
  • Basic Bleeding Control (optional)

Trainer: Healthtec

For costs click on the relevant event below.


Emergency First Aid at Work (Face to Face)

This 6 hour accredited training delivered by HealhTec is delivered in an interactive way and covers first aid you need in your organisation. This programme meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive for first aiders working in low risk environments (eg offices, shops, residential care settings etc).


  • The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs.
  • The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient.
  • The​ recognition and treatment of a person in seizure.
  • The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • The ability to recognise and safely treat a patient who is choking.
  • The ability to safely and promptly treat a patient who is bleeding.
  • The keeping of simple records following an accident at work.

For costs click on the relevant event below.


Online Safety

This workshop explores different types of technology and we stay safe online when working with young people. Whether you are a frequent user of technology or discovering a new online world this workshop will provide you with guidance on keeping yourself safe and the young people you work with.


  • Identify the common online platforms
  • Explore the benefits and risks posed to adults and young people with online platforms
  • Implement safer online interactions with young people in your organisation
  • Identify sources of advice and support to keep yourself and others you work with safe online

For costs please click on the dates below.


Virtual Coffee and Chat – Supporting youth organisations and young people through Covid-19

Grab a cuppa and come for a chat online! This informal session is open for anyone working in a youth organisation to come and share positive outcomes during lockdown as well as the chance to discuss with others the challenges your organisation is facing.


Re-opening and adapting provision

This 2 hour online workshop is suitable for operations based staff/volunteers looking ahead to opening to welcoming back young people.


Business Planning

This online workshop will provide support on business planning, including funding, operations and workforce.


Book a training Course

We can deliver the training courses to you at your venue. To get started please call us on 0300 003 2334 to book your chosen course on your chosen date with your venue info. 

For tailored/bespoke training please contact [email protected] 

As a member of Action4Youth you get access to highly subsidised, low cost training courses and workshops in Safeguarding, First Aid, Introduction to Youth Work and Equality & Diversity. 

Courses and workshops are usually delivered at our Aylesbury offices but can also be brought to you and delivered specifically to your group on your premises.

If a course is delivered at your premises, fees to clubs and organisations in membership of Action4Youth are £120 (for up to 10 people) plus return travel expenses to your location (at 0.45p per mile). Price per additional person is £13pp.

Training is subsidised for A4Y members and costs reflect this and we use members venues across Buckinghamshire where possible to keep costs down.

If you have 6 or more people requiring the same training please contact Sarah Simmons for training delivered on your site at the cost of £120 for up to 10 people. Price per additional person is £13 pp up to a maximum of 15.



Training Calendar 2019

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March 2021

Safeguarding Essentials – 11th March

March 11 @ 19:0021:00
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safeguarding essentials for youth groups

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that we safeguard the young people we work with. This workshop is suitable for anyone, over the age of 16, employed or volunteering in a youth focused organisation. It can be accessed as an introduction to safeguarding or an annual refresher. Workshop objectives Identify legislation which safeguards and protects children Explain the types of abuse and recognise the signs and indicators Identify the process for handling disclosures Explain how to report concerns Cost £15…

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