Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership

Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership (CertYCL) offered by UC is a dynamic program tailored to individuals eager to cultivate their leadership skills and address global challenges. Rooted in UC’s legacy of humanitarianism and social activism, CertYCL provides a nurturing learning environment where students can explore their passion for driving positive change in communities. Whether you’re a seasoned professional seeking to enhance your leadership prowess or a newcomer aspiring to make a difference, CertYCL offers a transformative educational experience.


Embark on a journey of self-discovery and community empowerment with the Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership (CertYCL) at UC. This innovative program immerses students in the rich tapestry of leadership theories, emphasizing the unique cultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Through experiential learning and collaborative projects, students develop essential skills to lead themselves and others effectively. With flexible study options, including full-time, part-time, and distance learning, CertYCL caters to diverse lifestyles and commitments.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listeningNZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 4 – Academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • YACL101 Introduction to Youth Leadership: Leading the Self
  • CHCH101 Strengthening Communities through Social Innovation
  • EDUC101 Spark! The Art & Science of Learning OR YACL102 Introduction to Professional Youth Work in Aotearoa
  • YACL201 Social Leadership: Leading with Others
  • Domestic — $3,374
  • International — $15,800

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of CertYCL emerge as adept leaders equipped to tackle complex societal issues and drive meaningful change. With a solid foundation in leadership principles and practical experience in community engagement, CertYCL alumni are well-positioned for diverse career opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Whether pursuing roles in community development, youth advocacy, or social services, CertYCL prepares graduates to make a positive impact on individuals and communities.

Visa Requirements:

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