Will I have fun?

Will I try new activities and challenges?
Will I be welcome?

Yes, Yes, Yes, absolutely yes and all with those of a similar age in a safe, well-run environment.
All our leaders are vetted, DBS checked, and follow the Anglican church ethos.

So try us out, the journey starts here: Find Your Local Group

“It feels nice to be part of a group who help each other and are friendly. It makes me feel special.” 

Maddison, aged 10.

What do the clergy think?

“I have been involved with CLCGB since 1969 and have seen how precious it was and what a difference it made in my Parish, All Saints & Martyrs Langley, which had a huge Company. It brings what young people need to young people, it gives them friendship, it gives them fellowship and fun."

Bishop Jack Nichols

The Benefits of CLCGB To Your Church Are... 


Can I help out or start a group?

Oh Yes! 

CLCGB are here to help you set up a new group in your Church. We support you so it's easy.

Before you know it, you will be the catalyst for young people engaging in activities with the Church and wanting to be there!. 

Or want to volunteer? Thankyou so much! Find out how here.

"Starting a new group was easy with the assistance from the CLCGB, and the activities and resources available to us."

The fun
starts here!

The Martins
for 5-7 year olds

Experience new challenges

The Y Team
for 7-10 year olds

Jump to the challenge!

for 10-13 year olds

Achieve your goals...

CLCGB Seniors
for 13-21 year olds

Young Leaders & volunteering

Earn your Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Find your local group

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Brigade Vocational Qualifications

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Brigade Vocational Qualification - Gives you UCAS points

A nationally recognised Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice 

The ways to achieve it:

Through the Brigade’s website, leaders will be guided by on-line tutorials to develop their knowledge and understanding of Working with Young People and Children.
Using a mixture of theory and practice leaders will work to complete four mandatory and a number of optional units, usually 2 – 3, to achieve sufficient credits to gain the Certificate, through ABC – the Awarding Body Consortium.


The cost:

Leaders who want to apply for the Level 2 Certificate will be charged a £25 Registration fee and £8.00 each for the other units they need to complete their qualification.  There is an option for Leaders just to undertake individual units and receive a CL&CGB Certificate
free of charge.  Funding may be available from the Brigade Association or via external grants. Those leaders who originally signed up for the Progress training units in 2011 will have their Certificate subsidised.

The process:

  • Complete the Application Form and obtain Company approval.
  • Register on-line and start the units.
  • Work in your Company, or at events, and feed back.
  • Be assessed, through on-line work and be observed in your Company.
  • Practical experience will be gained in a Company setting and will be a substantial requirement of the course.
  • Assessment of a leader’s progress will be made, online for submitted work and in the Company setting by experienced Officers.

The different units:

The four mandatory units cover:

  • Understanding youth work principles and practice
  • Safeguarding young people in a youth work setting
  • Youth work principles, knowledge and skills in work-based practice
  • Supporting the provision of information and advice to young people

Examples of the optional units are:

  • Support children and young people’s play and leisure
  • Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
  • Designing and delivering a programme of activities
  • Developing communication skills

Additional Information:

Refer to your local Training representative, probably a member of FTOG (Formation Training Officers Group) if you need more information. See the CLCGB website for list of members.
Leaders MUST register on the www.CLCGB.org.uk website to gain access to secure area.

To apply for the training please download and complete the form and return to NHQ  default  BVQ Application form

To visit the Brigade Vocational Training website visit www.training.clcgb.org.uk

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