Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership
- Degree Structure - Duration
- 1 year part--time
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership (PGCertYACL) creates responders to and innovators of change.
You will develop your own personal leadership identity, gain key action skills, and learn about improving issues faced by youth and other communities.
This Certificate provides flexible study with part-time distance study, and the option to later move into the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership programme.
You will need to have completed an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor's degree or a graduate diploma with an average B Grade Point Average or better, or have other approved qualifications of an equivalent standard.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership or use the admission requirements checker.
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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.
You may move any completed courses into the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership, or go onto UC's leadership-focused degrees:
UC also offers a range of master's programmes that can take your leadership skills further and change your career direction, for example in Business Administration, Social Work, Policy and Governance, and more.
UC's programme is designed to develop you into a leader who can channel your knowledge and passions into complex situations or even entrepreneurial ventures.
Being able to proactively find and resolve issues is a skill sought after in all varieties of careers, from global business to policy to human services.
Career pathways could include:
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The PGCertYACL includes 60 points, made up of two compulsory courses. It is studied part-time for up to 1 year, beginning in February.
All courses in the programme are studied by distance so that you can complete your Certificate from your own location.
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership.
You may choose to transfer any completed courses in the Certificate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership programme during study.
The PGDipYACL can be studied full-time or part-time, and includes an additional 30 points of courses on topics of your choosing, so you can customise your Diploma towards a career path that interests you.