Conducting youth-led research: Informing and influencing social policy

This accredited e-course aims to train young people and anyone wishing to learn how to conduct youth-led research in order to inform and influence social policy. The e-course is supported with a Training Handbook, and is the result of years of working with young people from all walks of life.

E-course content & cost

The e-course is structured around the following modules:

  • Baseline questionnaire
  • Module 1: Youth-led research for social policy
  • Module 2: Toolkit for carrying out youth-led qualitative research
  • Module 3: Toolkit for conducting interviews and focus groups
  • Module 4: Qualitative research in practice
  • Module 5: Organising, analysing and presenting qualitative data
  • CPD Test
  • Exit questionnaire
  • Reading List & Referrals

SucSuccessful completion will lead to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Certification. Where young people take part and are registered with one of our Erasmus+ funded projectsYouthPass Certification is also provided.

The e-course can be paused and completed in your own time. It takes approximately 6 non-stop hours to fully complete all modules and take the test. Additional reading material are also provided for further learning and research.

Target groups:

  • Teachers in primary and secondary schools as well as academies and colleges
  • University staff
  • Practitioners working in the community to prevent the violent radicalisation of young people and group violence including gangs
  • Youth workers in formal and informal settings
  • Youth organisations
  • Youth policy makers.


This e-course is free for all young people below the age of 25 or to any student. To receive complimentary registration, please email with either your student ID or proof of age.

For those who are not student or below 25, as a non-profit institute, RJ4All is pleased to offer this e-course at the subsidised cost of £15.

This fee also includes the Training Handbook “Conducting youth-led research: Informing and influencing social policy” (RRP: £4.99).

For purchasing multiple accounts, the following discounts are offered:

  • 1 account £30
  • 3 accounts 5%
  • 5 accounts 10%
  • 15 accounts 12%
  • 20 accounts or more 15%

For group purchases, please email RJ4All courses & publications or call +44(0)7708758600

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