The Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Work (BYD)

Introducing its first degree course, NAMCOL will offer the Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Work (BYD).


The aim of the Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Work is to provide specific competencies required for effective youth development work that will enable beginners as well as experienced practitioners to develop and/or refine their skills in Youth Work. It further aims to equip students for effective youth development work at management level.


This programme is designed to:

  • Introduce and develop the discipline of Youth Development;
  • Uptake highly interested individuals to develop their competencies within the vast youth development field;
  • Develop effective and reflective youth development practitioners capable of applying theory to practice when working with youth;
  • Equip students with knowledge, attitudes, and skills and prepare them for work at management level.


This course is for the following practitioners or professionals working with youth including:

  • Civil Servants;
  • Community Development practitioners; and
  • Youth Workers
  • Interested individuals seeking competency at degree level in youth development work.


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 with 25 points in 5 subjects, plus an D- symbol in English
  • as well as anyone who has obtained the Diploma in Youth Development Work (DYD) at NAMCOL or any other equivalent qualification.

Fees for 2018

N$ 7000.00 / year (Fees are not final and are subject to change)

Applications for NAMCOL’s tertiary level programmes are opening on 01 June 2017 until 31 July 2017 and application forms can be obtained at any NAMCOL office country-wide or can be downloaded on our website: . For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. N. Afunde at 061 3205253 during office hours.