Postgraduate Youth and Community Leadership

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YACL401 Youth and Community Leadership in Global Contexts

This course lays the foundation for leadership and engagement with local and national communities in global contexts. In this course, you will evaluate different forms of leadership and apply relevant concepts to their own professional or community contexts. You will learn to engage with local community including youth and tangata whenua, to identify a local challenge or issue and develop a communtiy action project proposal. 

This course is offered online and can be completed as professional development, part of one of our Postgraduate Youth and Community Leadership qualifications, or as an elective to complement another postgraduate qualification. 

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Qualifications

We offer two Postgraduate Youth and Community Leadership Qualifications

The Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership PGCertYACL is a part time qualification made up two compulsory courses. All courses in the programme are studied by distance so that you can complete your Certificate from your own location.

You will develop your own personal leadership identity, gain key action skills, and learn about improving issues faced by youth and community organisations. You will have the opportunity to reflect on and engage with youth and/or community work and leadership in local and global contexts.

You will study part-time for 1 year, beginning in February and have the option to later move into our Postgraduate Diploma Youth and Community Leadership programme.

The two courses in the Certificate include collaborative learning, practical applications, and virtual site visits from local iwi and charitable organisations.

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership (PGDipYACL) is one of the only postgraduate programmes of its kind in Aotearoa that creates responsive leaders to youth, community, and global needs.

You will develop your leadership skills on top of your previous studies, and also supports current leaders to develop key management and entrepreneurial skills to take back into their communities and organisations. You will have the opportunity to reflect on and engage with youth and/or community work and leadership in local and global contexts.

You can study this pathway full-time for 1 year, or part-time for up to 2 years, and can be started in either February or July. Depending on your course selection you can complete your Diploma completely by distance at your own location, or a blend of distance and on-campus study. (Please note that some courses might only be offered online or face-to-face.)

You can customise your Diploma by selecting courses to an area of your choosing, so you can work towards a career path that interests you. The Diploma is made up of a total of 120 points, including two compulsory courses and a selection of optional courses.

Compulsory courses:

Plus choose at least 30 points from the following options:

The remaining 30 points can be chosen from the list above, or from any postgraduate courses at UC.