Joint Education Training Standards
A Co-operative Scheme of the UK & Ireland Joint ETS administered by its members: ETS (England), ETS (Wales), the North-South ETS (All Ireland), and CLD Standards Council for Scotland
The primary responsibilities of the ETS committees are to validate and endorse courses leading to qualification in professional and pre-professional youth work (and for CLD in Scotland) in their respective jurisdictions. This workforce development function, alongside a broader commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) for all staff, is at the heart of the profession’s obligation to ensure that youth workers are fit to practice. The Joint ETS meets to share good practice, to develop commonality of approach, and to take joint action on any issues and concerns.