Postgraduate Youth and Community Leadership
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.
Plus choose at least 30 points from the following options:
- CFPY 602 Child and Adolescent Development: Research, Contexts and Applications (30 points)
- EDEM 670 Leadership as Partnering: Moving Beyond Boundaries (30 points)
- GEOG 401 Wellbeing, Community and Place (30 points)
- HSRV 401 Advanced Debates and Approaches in Human Services (30 points)
- HSRV 407 The Policies and Politics of Sex (30 points)
- MBAZ 602 Business Economics (15 points)
- MBUS 602 Leadership (15 points)
- POLS 442 Policy and Governance in Small States of New Zealand and the Pacific (30 points)
- POLS 444 International Human Rights (30 points)
- SOWK 612 Mana Motuhake, a Bicultural Analysis (15 points)
The remaining 30 points can be chosen from the list above, or from any postgraduate courses at UC.