The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), is a national charity with the social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young people from the potential harms of gaming and gambling. They do this through providing free training and resources for those who work with and support young people. Over the 2.5 hour City & Guilds assured workshop they cover:

  • Gaming, Gambling, the blurred lines between the two, and how increasingly young people are exposed to them
  • The external influences such as advertising and the effect that this can have on young people
  • The role of in game purchases and the links to gambling behaviour
  • What signs to be aware of when someone is experiencing harm and where you can go for extra support and where to signpost young people to

Upon completion you will have access to close to 500 resources designed to be used directly with young people covering a broad range of topics and learning outcomes. They aim to build skill, knowledge, and resilience whilst importantly starting the conversations. They have full schemes of work, PowerPoints, lesson plans, topic days, 1:1 activities etc you can see a sample here. With research suggesting that 55,000 11-16 year old’s can be classed as a problem gambler it is really important that we start the education and prevention as early as possible.

Once you have booked, you will be sent a link to register with YGAM so you can receive the session link and your City & Guilds Certificate on completion of the training.

  • Young People's Gambling Harm Prevention Programme - 03.12.21
    3rd December 2021
    09:00 - 11:30
  • Young People's Gambling Harm Prevention Programme - 26.01.22
    26th January 2022
    13:00 - 15:30
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