Quality Mark for Youth Work

Marc Ansawdd ar gyfer Gwaith Ieuenctid
Independent Regulator
  • Quality Mark for Youth Work
  • Eastgate House
  • Cardiff
  • All Wales
  • CF24 0AB
About us

The Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales (the Quality Mark), administered in partnership between the Education Workforce Council (EWC), Education Training Standards (ETS) Cymru, the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), Principal Youth Officers Group (PYOG) Wales and Training Agencies Group (TAG).

The Quality Mark is a unique tool for self-assessment, planning improvement and gaining a quality mark for youth work. It supports and recognises improving standards in the provision, practice and performance of organisations that provide youth work, demonstrating and celebrating the excellence of their work with young people.

The Quality Mark consists of two distinct elements:

  • a set of Quality Standards that youth work organisations can use as a tool for self-assessment and improvement
  • an externally assessed Quality Mark that is a national award demonstrating an organisation's excellence

34 youth work organisations in Wales have achieved the Quality Mark. To register your interest for a Quality Mark external assessment, please complete an expression of interest form


Considering getting involved in the Quality Mark?

Our e-learning module is designed to help build your knowledge of the Quality Mark, why it matters and what’s involved in it. Start the module.


If you would like further information please email us: youthwork.qualitymark@ewc.wales