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Undergraduate certificate or diploma

Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

CertYCL
06 October 2023

The Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership (CertYCL) helps you develop introductory leadership skills and explore global issues with the opportunity to carry out group projects in the local community. Find out about studying a CertYCL through our Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education.

DURATION

Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Degree Structure - Duration
3 years part-time

START

Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $3,374
  • International — $15,800

Overview


Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Introduction

The Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership (CertYCL) builds on UC’s expertise and reputation for humanitarian work and social activism.

Develop introductory leadership skills and explore global issues you are passionate about resolving, with the opportunity to carry out group projects in the local community.

This programme is an especially good option for working professionals and those already in leadership positions, or if you do not want to commit to the full Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership degree.



Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Learn about leadership of self, and leading others, through exploration and experience of a wide range of contemporary leadership theories including in the unique culture of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Carry out group projects in the local community with the skills you have developed throughout your studies.
  • This Certificate can be completed in 12 months full-time, or up to 3 years part-time on campus, or via distance.

Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

COVID Vaccination

While vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory for enrolment and completion of a Youth and Community Leadership qualification, many opportunities in the community sector include working with vulnerable populations.

We strongly encourage full vaccination to protect yourself, the vulnerable youth and communities we work with, and to allow you to access the full range of options available to you during and after your study.

Recommended preparation

The programme is open to anyway from a range of interests or experience in leadership roles. No particular background study is required. A passion for social change, community work, and volunteering is the best preparation.

Strong written and verbal communication skills will be especially useful.

Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

In the CertYCL you will learn about leadership of the self, and leading with others, through exploration and experience of a wide range of contemporary leadership theories, including those that emanate from the unique culture of Aotearoa New Zealand.

You will also will study learning: how and why people learn, and what this means for leading change.

The final course will be CHCH101, the heritage service learning course that is at the heart of community engagement.

YACL101 includes a noho marae based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Distance students will also need to be able to attend.

Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Study in this area gives you formal training in leadership and engaging different groups. Possible career paths could include humanitarian and community work, government positions, teaching, and business.

Graduates can continue onto advanced studies in areas such as education, organisational management and psychology, politics, sociology, and strategic communications.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,374
  • International — $15,800

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,282
  • International — $15,000

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study


Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Each block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership.

Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The CertYCL is made up of 60 points of compulsory courses.

It must be completed within 3 years part-time.

Studying by distance is also an available option (note that you will need to attend the noho marae in Ōtautahi Christchurch as part of YACL101).

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership.

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