Youth service

Looking to engage with young people? Want to provide opportunities for young people to learn about themselves, others and society through activities that combine enjoyment, challenge, learning and achievement? We can help you.
We work primarily with 11-25 year olds, with a focus on 13-19s. We recognise that each young person is an individual, with different needs and aspirations, so we provide informal activities and accredited awards programmes in a range of settings. These include dedicated youth spaces, schools, centres for learning, colleges, detached (street- based work) and our outdoor education centre.

We can also deliver first aid training and team building activities to both young people and adults.

What we offer

  • A range of bespoke issue based youth work programmes
  • Accredited awards programmes including Duke of Edinburgh, Mayor of Knowsley’s Award, Youth Achievement awards and ASDAN short courses 
  • Accredited water-based courses/ programmes at Knowsley Outdoor Education Centre
  • A range of fun and challenging team building activities
  • Venue/ facility/ equipment hire


Option One – generic youth work

Design bespoke informal education and generic youth work sessions around the needs of young people.

Option two – Knowsley’s Mayors Award

An extra curricular programme which aims to promote personal and social development through a wide variety of activities. 

Option three – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

An enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal and social development for young people aged 14 – 25.

Option four – ASDAN Awards

Short courses for 11 - 19 year olds which recognise and reward personal achievements and skills in a wide range of curriculum areas.

Option five – Youth Achievement / Youth Challenge awards

An activity based approach to peer education for Young People aged 11 – 19 years. The peer group model encourages the development of a wide range of life skills through a flexible and informal approach. 

Option six – Knowsley Outdoor Education Centre

Accredited and taster courses in kayaking, sailing, canoeing, raft building, power boating.  Initiative games and orienteering are also on offer at our Outdoor Education Centre.

Option seven  – First Aid

First Aid courses, including HSE Emergency First Aid at work, three day First Aid At work (FAAW) as well as first aid courses for all young people are delivered by our Outdoor Education Centre.     

Extras (if appropriate)

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Additional facilities for hire include:

  • Mobile Climbing Wall
  • Mobile Youth Facility

What our customers say

“Using Knowsley Outdoor Education Centre (The Dam) has given our young people the opportunity and experiences to try new fun activities which has built confidence and self esteem. The children’s disabilities have not been a barrier for the instructors at the centre – they have focused on individual needs.”

Outreach Team (CORDS) 2012        

Get a quote or find out more

Contact Rachael McGowan on 07810 054119 or request more information


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