Tue 13 Feb 2024: 9:00AM
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Next Generation: Ready for Youth Theatre

Venue: Impact Arts, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, G1 1TF
Prices: Early career practitioners £25

Calling all early career youth theatre practitioners for the next step in your training – join our newly adapted course by Youth Scotland.

Ready for Youth Theatre

Ready for Youth Theatre is a practical and accredited course for youth theatre practitioners, artists and volunteers to ensure that you can: create a safe space for young people; begin to plan, deliver and evaluate fun youth theatre sessions with a youth work approach; engage young people meaningfully and celebrate and recognise their achievements.

This course is relevant to you if you are…

  • Under 25
  • Want to start a career in youth theatre
  • Have assisted in the delivery of workshops or started to deliver on your own
  • Engage regularly with a youth theatre local to you (or would like to!)
  • Are interested in developing your skills in facilitation, lesson planning, youth work essentials and more!

The in-person training will take place over a weekend period with additional opportunities to join social activities on the Saturday evening. Those who attend will join our growing network of early career practitioners and can expect to come away with new contacts of peers from across Scotland.

Ready for Youth Theatre is an accredited course. By signing up to the training you must commit to attending all mandatory modules (13, 17, 18 Feb) and submitting required evidence afterwards to be awarded an SQCF level 3 on behalf of Youth Scotland.

Ready for Youth Theatre Modules

Tue 13 February, Online (6-9pm): Introduction to Ready for Youth Theatre

This introductory workshop is a chance for you to meet your peers and trainers and learn about the course and accreditation. It is mandatory to attend this session in order to complete the course.

Sat 17 February – Sun 18 February, In Person (9am-5pm)

Introduction to Youth Participation

This engaging workshop will look at what is youth participation, how young people can become involved in decision making and take active roles as young leaders or volunteers.

Hi5 and Dynamic Youth Award Introductory Training

This fun, interactive session will build your understanding of the importance of recognising and celebrating young people’s achievements. It will build skills to deliver Youth Scotland’s Hi5 and Dynamic Youth Awards. You will participate in a range of practical activities which you can take back and use in your own youth setting.

Leading Games and Creative Evaluation

This fun, interactive session will build your skills to deliver ensemble building sessions with young people and explore ways to encourage participation in theatre workshops. You will participate in a range of practical theatre-based activities which you can take back and use in your own youth theatre settings.

Child Protection Awareness

This interactive workshop aims to assistpractitioners and volunteers with the implementation of a child protection policy and measures to consider when working with young people and adults that keep everyone safe from harm.

Emergency First Aid Awareness

This interactive session will introduce you to a variety of skills that will assistyou and build confidence to deal with emergency first aid situations.

Thu 29 February, Online (6-9pm): Programming and Lesson Planning

This virtual session will focus on the building a scheme of work from scratch while developing skills and creating engaging content. This session is not required for the qualification.

Social Events

Sat 17 February, In Person

After a day of workshops, join the YTAS team for dinner and a social evening in Central Glasgow.

This is a safe space and all identities are welcome.

YTAS have a zero-tolerance policy against any bullying. This includes but is not limited to: transphobia, homo or biphobia, racism, ableism, sexism, or class discrimination.


How much does it cost?

Tickets for the full course are £25 with bursaries available. A ticket includes course fees, travel to and from Glasgow, accommodation (if needed), one theatre ticket and dinner on Saturday 17 February provided.

I don’t live near Glasgow. Can I still come?

YTAS will help practitioners to join the event from across Scotland. After you book your place we will get in touch with you to plan travel and book accommodation.

What do you mean by ‘early career practitioner’?

This course is for practitioners aged 25 and under. YTAS believe that practitioners will all levels of experience will benefit from this course, but we recommend a minimum of six months’ experience of assisting in the delivery of regular workshops. If you’re unsure, contact emma@ytas.org.uk.


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