the Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Community Development (BA-YCD)



The Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Community  Development aims 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.


Who May Apply?

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
  • E- symbol in English
  • Anyone who has obtained the Diploma in Youth Development Work (DYD) at NAMCOL or any other equivalent qualification.



  • Two assignments per module.
  • Assignments will contribute 50% towards the final mark.
  • An admission mark of 50% through assignment marks is required to sit for the examination in each course.
  • One three-hour examination paper per subject.


Duration Programme

Three-year programme supported by face-to-face sessions


Programme Content

TThe programme consist of 26 modules, which include 2 Core course modules + 1 Research Project as listed below: