The NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education is a Level 8, Special Purpose award delivered by the National Youth Council of Ireland in partnership with Maynooth University. Aimed at those working in the youth sector, this programme will be of interest to anyone looking to develop knowledge, skills, and competence in the areas of global youth work and development education practice in youth settings.
The programme begins on January 22nd, 2022 and is delivered over 100 contact hours of blended learning, a mixture of online and on campus learning, including 17 half-day (2.5 hrs) weekly online sessions (please see programme dates below).
What is global youth work?
Global youth work is essentially good youth work, which responds to young people’s lives and changing circumstances.
Global youth work and development education explores global issues with young people (poverty, inequality, hunger, injustice, and climate change, etc) through non-formal education. Global youth work explores the role young people have in their local community as well as their connection to the broader, globalised world. Global youth work recognises that globalisation increasingly influences young people’s lives and environments, creating new opportunities, challenges, and concerns.
This programme is funded by Irish Aid.