The National Youth Agency

The National Youth Agency is the national body for youth work, and the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England.  We have been transforming lives through youth work for over 50 years. By championing, professionalising, and enabling youth work, we strive to find better, more inventive ways to empower more young people.

NYA holds a unique position within the youth sector, offering guidance, support, advice, training, and staff development opportunities for youth workers and youth work organisations.  We deliver training both face-to-face and through our online learning Academy. Our team of Youth Work Specialists are experienced youth workers and teaching staff and are well placed to support professional development of staff teams and individuals.

As the PSRB we are responsible for quality assurance and compliance for all Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) recognised programmes in the country through the Education Training Standards committee, and more widely in the UK through JETS. This includes quality assurance and compliance on youth work programmes from Level 2 – 6.