Diploma In Commonwealth Youth Programme In Youth In Development Work
The Diploma in Commonwealth Youth Programmes (CYP), is an action research approach-based programmes aimed to equip youth functionaries, youth leaders and those dealing with young people to meet the address the needs and challenges of youth.
The main objectives of the Diploma in Commonwealth Youth Programme are :
- To develop young people in the broadest sense.
- To understand the nature and purpose of youth development work.
- To relate Commonwealth values to youth development work.
- To set professional and academic standards by quality in the delivery of services to young people.
- To introduce students to intelligent reading assimilation, critical judgment, analysis and synthesis of information
Candidates holding the following qualifications will be eligible for admission into this programme:
- Possession of a Certificate in Youth Work, Certificate in Social Work (NTA Level 4), or any other relevant programme at a similar level, (with not less than four passes in O-Level Secondary Education)
- Possession of Advanced Level Certificate with at least one principal pass or three subsidiaries.
Young People and Society
Principles and Practice of Youth Development Work.
Working With People in Their Communities
Gender and Development
Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Policy Planning and Implementation
Conflict Resolution Strategies and Skills
Promoting Enterprise and Economic Development
Youth and Health
Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues
Theoretical Courses (13 Units x 40,000)
Practical Course (1 Unit x 100,000)
Examination Fees (13 Courses x 10,000)
Students Organization Fees
Student Identity Card
Quality Assurance Fee
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After completion of this programme, candidate are expected to demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant for youth development such as:
- Appreciate and address the problems and issues facing young people and the societies in which they live
- Explain the ideas and practices of learning that are relevant to youth development work.
- Practise experiential learning as a method that is appropriate to youth development.
- Outline the principles of adult learning and the characteristics of adult learners.
- Identify factors that help and those that hinder people’s learning, particularly for youths in informal
- Devise effective strategies for learning with a range of individuals and groups in youth development work.
- Make use of the techniques of informal and experiential learning in youth development wor.
- Enable other people to make use of these techniques in youth development work.
- Communicate to young people and adults in a way that is accessible to them.
Assessment will be organized around Continuous Assessment (CA) one Main Timed Test (MTT) which will count 30% of the total marks of the course and a Final Examination (70%).