Young People's Gambling Harm Prevention Programme

For Teachers & Youth Workers

Free CPD training and resources mapped to the PSHE curriculum. The programme is City & Guilds Assured, and delegates receive formal certification on completion of the training.

About the Programme

The Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme was launched in 2020 and is the largest programme of it’s kind. Through a partnership between Ygam and GamCare, the programme aims to deliver education, training and support to young people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as collaborating with other organisations across Scotland. Supported by the Betting & Gaming Council, the four-year initiative will help educate and safeguard millions of young people.

Training & Resources

We provide FREE CPD training which is City & Guilds Assured, and delegates receive formal certification on completion of the training. The training, which can be delivered online or in person, is evidence-led and independently evaluated.

Delegates get access to a comprehensive bank of over 450 resources designed specifically to be used with young people from ages 7-25, covering a variety of topics consistent throughout to provide the opportunity for a long-term programme of study or a single session. We provide thematic plans and full Schemes of Work from Key Stage 2 through to Key Stage 5. All resources are mapped to the PSHE Programme of Study in England.

97% of teachers who complete the online training would recommend it to a colleague
Topics Covered

Both Ygam and GamCare surpassed the first-year targets for the programme, despite significant challenges imposed by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Ygam trained 2,906 practitioners in 2020 (up from our original target of 2,592), and practitioners have reached 184,700 young people to provide vital educational sessions on the harms associated with gambling and gaming (up from a target of 170,300).


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