Certificate in Youth Justice.
When will it take place?
The course will commence on Wednesday 19th September 2012 with a induction weekend on the 22nd & 23rd September 2012. It will be run on Wednesday evenings 7 – 9.30pm with five additional Saturdays, 10am – 5pm (exact dates will be available at the outset of the course).
Where will it take place?
The course will take place in Clonliffe College, Drumcondra, Dublin 3. There is ample parking facilities and easy access via public transport, including intercity trains from Connolly Station and numerous bus routes (information available on request). The course will include study visits to a number of relevant agencies working in the field of Youth Justice.
M1: Children & Young People in Society
M2: Youth Crime & Justice
M3: The Youth Justice Service & Other Youth Services
M4: Working with Young People & Justice Issues; Principles & Practice
M5: Design & Delivery of a Youth Justice Activity/Programme
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at those with an interest in the sphere of Youth Justice. Previous students have included practictioners from: Youth Work, Community Work, Youth Reach, Community Training Centres, Schools, Youth Encounter Projects, School Completion Programmes, Residentail Care Settings, Homelessness agencies, Prison and custodial services, Probation Services & projects, An Garda Síochána: Community Gardaí & JLO’s, The Irish Youth Justice Service and other Department of Justice Service employees.
The course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of youth justice for those with a professional interest in/responsibility for, the welfare and development of children and young people.
Method of assessment & standards:
Five Assignments - Four essays [Modules1-4] & One Programme Design [Module 5]
A passing grade of 40% dependent on a minimum attendance level of 80% for each module.
All participants are required to have either voluntary/employment experience (minimum of two years expected), or academic qualifications (Leaving Certificate/3rd level qualification/FETAC qualification).
The participants should be able to demonstrate:
- An openness to reflect on ones own practice, attitudes and beliefs;
- An ability to work constructively and appropriately in group settings; and
- A commitment to learning in a group setting.
How do I apply?
2. You can download/complete an application form here.
3. You can fill out an online form here.
Places for this course are limited and applicants may be asked to attend an informal interview to look in more depth at the course and its suitability to their work and experience.