Certificate in Community Based Work with Children and Youth (CWCY)

Duration: 18 months Supported Open and Distance Learning (SODL) offered in collaboration with UKZN

Introduction

The certificate course is an innovative approach to professionalising community-based care for children and youth, so that vulnerable populations receive the care and support they are entitled to. The course is delivered by supported open distance learning in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.  This programme is offered in conjunction with the University of Kwazulu Natal. 

What is the Certificate Course?

The Certificate in Community Based Work with Children and Youth aims to enhance effectiveness in working with children at risk and to give students knowledge, skills and information to study key trends, theories and approaches in working with vulnerable groups.

Who is the Certificate Course for?

Prospective students who wish to work with Children, Families and Communities (affected by HIV & Aids, Conflict, Poverty and Displacement in Africa). People working with youth, formally and informally (Church, Communities, NGO`s, Ministry of Youth, etc.). 

Programme Content

  1. Personal and Professional Development
  2. Human Rights and Child protection
  3. Child and Youth Development
  4. Care and Support
  5. Integrated Community Development
  6. Project
  7. Core Course: English for General Communication

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (20 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English
  • One year relevant working experience

            OR

  • Grade 10 (25 points in six subjects)
  • E symbol in English
  • 3 year relevant working experience
Who is Repssi?

We are a non-profit organisation working to lessen the devastating social and emotional impact of poverty, conflict, HIV and AIDS among children and youth.

Our aim is to ensure that all children have access to quality emotional and social (psychosocial) support. We work in 13 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa, partnering with governments, development partners and NGOs.

With our assistance these partners strengthen communities and NGOs. With our assistance these partners strengthen communities’ and families’ ability to care for their children. 3 million children are currently being reached by REPSSI partners.

For more information about the Certificate course and how you can support students to enroll, visit www.repssi.org or contact our Secretariat in South Africa on +27 119985820 or by email at info@repssi.org.

Fees for 2018

N$ 6360.00