The Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion is a Level 7 course delivered by the National Youth Council of Ireland in partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway. Aimed at those working in the youth sector, this course will be of interest to anyone looking to gain the skills to encourage, support and facilitate youth organisations to become effective settings for health.
This course is also linked to the Health Quality Mark (HQM) initiative and prospective participants must be in the
position to implement the HQM in their respective organisations.
Please note, due to Government restrictions, this course will take a blended learning approach meaning, elements will happen online on a facilitated platform. We hope in 2022, restrictions will ease, and the opportunity will allow for in-house facilitation (venue will be decided). All specific details will follow to participants in due course.
The course fee is €400
DATES & TIMES
Induction: September 14th
Block 1: September 28th, 29th, 30th
Block 2: November 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Block 3: January 25th, 26th, 27th
Block 4: March 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Block 5: May 10th, 11th, 12th
The course encourages, supports and facilitates youth organisations to become effective settings for health.
Foundations of Health Promotion
An application will be sent out for completion
The application form must also be completed by your line manager or manager of the organisation
An interview will be organised and facilitated by the National Youth Health Programme
The Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion is the first phase of the implementation of the Health Quality Mark (HQM). The Health Quality Mark encourages and facilitates youth organisations to develop and deliver ‘a whole organisational approach’ to promoting health. This happens at four distinct levels, developing personal skills through health education, partnerships with others, creating supportive environments and policy development. The Health Quality Mark enhances good practice, supporting and complimenting the National Quality Standards Framework process. The Health Quality Mark criteria are based on international best practice supporting a culture of quality assurance through continuous assessment and improvement of practice.
The Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion is a Level 7 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Successful graduates who wish to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion Programme offered by NUI Galway can carry forward ECTS, and on this basis are exempt from one optional module of the programme.
Certificate in Health Promotion (LEVEL 7) Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion awarded by NUIG Galway
“Health promotion is so much more than I gave it credit for. The concepts, skills and topics covered have added so much to my abilities in thinking about how health topics impact on people across the technological spectrum. The course is now very much practice in my work, not theory in my head.”
John Buckley, Former Deputy Director Spunout
“I went back to college for the first time in many years to take part in the Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion because I passionately believe that the level of educational engagement, progression and happy fulfilled lives of each individual is determined by the awareness and quality of their own health and wellbeing. My original view of Health and Health Promotion has broadened considerably since my participation on the specialist cert. While on the Health Promotion programme, I was continually motivated and enthused by the subject matter as it totally related to my own work with the staff team as well as with our students. Health Promotion in its broadest sense, has now been moved up a gear in being integrated fully across all aspects of our Youth Reach programme. I share the knowledge and skills I gained on the programme with the staff team and students so that the needs and quality of the health and wellbeing of staff and students remains the focal point of our work.”
Josephine Dempsey, Youthreach Co-Ordinator Miltown Malbay
Health promotion is based on a social model of health and is concerned with the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. Health promotion involves influencing the determinants of health from smoking, alcohol and physical activity to broader structural determinants of health such as unemployment, poverty, housing and education.
‘Healthy Ireland’ Ireland’s national framework for improved health and wellbeing supports a vision ‘where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society and is everyone’s responsibility’.
The National Youth Council of Ireland in partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway administers the part-time Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion.
Please contact us using the form below to register your interest in the course.