Reference number
  • D/087
  • Collection
  • 1960s-80s
Extent and medium
  • 3 archive boxes, 1 box file, 1 oversize photo bundle
  • ┆Papers relating to David Batchelor's work at the National College for the Training of Youth Leaders, including: * Student photographs and list of student names on the Youth and Community Development courses * Photographs featuring activities, events including a visit by Princess Margaret, staff, students, and buildings on Scraptoft campus * Course administration and development, including correspondence, meetings, module and course handbooks, timetables, seminar group information, course brochures and promotional material, reports, assessment strategies * Papers relating to the retirement event of Peter Duke (Principal) and Terry Willits * Papers on student demographics, student enrolment and overseas students * Papers and programme for a European seminar for Group Work * Student magazines * Papers on training schedules and policies for youth leaders * Course programme materials and photocopied publications (articles/book chapters) on community and youth projects, and handbooks and guides on community projects and youth work
Administrative history
  • ┆The National College for the Training of Youth Leaders (NCTYL) was established in September 1961 following the recommendations of the Albemarle Report that suggested the creation of emergency training courses to address a serious national short-fall in trained youth workers. The College operated for 6 years, based in the same premises as the City of Leicester Training College for Teachers, at the converted Civil Defence Depot building in Humberstone Road, and then at Scraptoft. Youth work teaching was subsumed into the Teacher Training College, and then became a course at Leicester Polytechnic when the College merged with them in 1976.
Access status
  • Open
Conditions governing access
  • Open and available for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
  • Copies may be taken for private research purposes only, and in line with copyright legislation.
Language/scripts of material
  • English
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • David Batchelor
Related units of description
  • File reference ED 124/298 at The National Archives (see