YMCA George Williams College along with Y Care International have introduced a new Certificate in Global Youth Work. The aim is to “take youth and community practitioners on a journey to bring a global dimension to their practice with young people”.
The interest in Global Youth Work has been a growing for a while. A while back the NYA published a resource pack on the subject, and earlier this year Youth Specialties published a book on Global Youth Ministry. A short course therefore sounds really useful and will no doubt pique some people’s interest. From the info:
This course will help you to explore global issues and their connection with your own community and young people you work with. It opens up debates about Global Youth Work, inviting you to question theory and practice and critically reflect on the benefits and expected outcomes for young people.
There are four units on the course:
Unit One: Globalisation
To enable youth workers to increase their understanding of globalisation, global issues and how these impact on people and communities.
Unit Two: Glocal
To help learners explore how globalisation and global issues impact on their own local communities and the young people they work with.
Unit 3: Global Youth Work
To explore and help you to understand the concept of Global Youth Work.
Unit 4: Issues for Global Youth Work
To critically reflect on global youth work and explore some of the key issues and problems with current global youth work practice.
Who is it for?
This new course is an excellent introduction for youth workers and managers, community development workers, staff in international NGOs and anyone leading informal education with young people.
What is the certificate worth?
The Certificate in Global Youth Work is validated by Canterbury Christ Church University and is a 20 credit Level 5 qualification.
How much does it cost?
The course fee is £530. This includes all reading materials and accreditation fees.
How does it work?
The programme is offered UK-wide on a part-time, distance learning basis. The next cohort will study from January to June 2012. Each student is required to complete the mandatory course reading, attend three study days in London and submit two written assignments (2,500 words each).