Choose from our courses covering a range of topics relevant to working effectively with children and young people in the youth justice system. These resources are available in app form or on our online learning platform and can be accessed on smartphones and tablets as well as on PCs in order to facilitate learning anytime, anywhere.
There are two free courses for you to try and both these courses would be particularly useful for volunteers or for people who are new to working in youth justice. They also give you some idea of what our longer EPAs are like.
A new course – Youth Diversion – was launched February 2022 – this course is also free.
Free course example: Click here
|Exploring Youth Justice||An introduction to the youth justice system; ideal for new practitioners and volunteers working to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people. The course covers essential background, reforms and the architecture of our current youth justice system.||Register now|
|Introduction to child & adolescent development||Young peoples’ experiences of growing up; the impact on their life chances and increased likelihood of entering the youth justice system.||Register now|
|Youth Diversion||This Effective Practice Award (EPA) is designed to help you to understand the key principles of diversion from the formal criminal justice system – either out of court disposal or prosecution, and the implications of these in everyday practice with children and young people who have been arrested for relatively low-level offences.
The EPA has been produced by Unitas in partnership with the Centre for Justice Innovation (CJI). CJI champions practice innovation and evidence-led policy reform in a variety of areas, including diversion.
Effective Practice Awards
Paid for courses
Support for your learning
You will have a dedicated learning coach available 24/7 via phone, text, video conference or email. Their job is to help you make sense of your learning and to get the most out of your course.
Our Effective Practice Awards (EPAs) are great for practitioners wanting evidence of training to add to their continuing professional development (CPD) records. Our digital study materials are available online or downloadable as apps and are easily accessible. Our resources have been designed to be easily used by anyone, no matter what your technical know-how. EPAs are 5-week courses assessed through a multiple choice test and are certificated by Skills for Justice Awards.
Completion of EPAs may also entitle you to discounts on the Foundation Degree in Youth Justice, the Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate, and other courses with Unitas. Please contact us for more information.
Effective Practice Award example: Click here
|Desistance||Explore the processes by which young people stop offending and the practitioner role in supporting by using strengths based approaches.||Register now|
|Trauma Informed Practice||Created by Unitas in partnership with the YJB and accredited by Skills For Justice Awards, this new Effective Practice Award is designed to help you understand the key principles of trauma-informed practice, the evidence for it and the implications for everyday practice with children in the youth justice system||Registration form|
|Child First **NEW**||Created by Unitas in partnership with the YJB and certificated by Skills For Justice Awards, this new Effective Practice Award is designed to help you to understand the key principles of Child First practice, the evidence for it and the implications of these in everyday practice with children in the youth justice system||Registration form|
Effective Practice Awards cost £300. Please contact us to discuss any group requirements as discounts may be available.