This qualification aims to create a group of qualified, innovative, committed youth leaders and educators equipped with the professional competencies required for effective youth development work in Namibia. Additionally, it aims to address the critical shortage of trained youth development educators and empower youth to become creators of employment and produce graduates with employability skills to meet the challenges they face.

Course Code:(DYCD)

Study Mode:Distance

• Prepare youth workers to effectively perform their duties in youth development work;
• Equip youth workers with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes that would enable them to train other youth in development work;
• Promote equal opportunities for life-long learning for youth workers and educators;
• Develop questioning, appreciative and creative intellects.
• Provide a firm foundation upon which entrants to the diploma programme can proceed to the Bachelor Degree in Youth Work.

The programme further developed with a level of complexity measured at the diploma level covering knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis. Very little synthesis and evaluation levels are incorporated in some course material.

The Diploma programme is an opportunity for people working with the youth, formally and informally (Churches, NGOs, Local Authorities, Government Ministries and Agents).

• A Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) level qualification with a minimum of 22 points on the Ministry of Education’s point scale in five subjects as well as an E-symbol in English. OR
• Any other relevant and equivalent qualifications at NQF level 5 and/or prequalifications from a recognised institution of higher learning

This programme is offered via distance mode combined with face-to-face online virtual tutorials. Students have a minimum of 16 hours to meet the tutor-marker per module during the duration of the programme. Students have to attend two compulsory workshops: orientation and examination preparation. These translate into the following approximate equivalent contact hours and, are used in the calculations of module credits:
• 100 notional hours are given per module;
• 5 notional hours to complete an assignment;
• 16 notional hours to attend workshops per module;
• 3 hours for an examination paper which can conclude the total number of hours per module.

This is a two-year programme and students are supported through contact sessions.

Registration fee is N$2690.00, which should be paid upon registration, the remaining amount should be settled by May 31. The once-off 690.00 data fee is charged with registation for 10G of data each month for the whole year

Registration fee is N$2000.00, which should be paid upon registration, The
remaining amount should be settled by 30 September.

Type of Fee Amount
Institutional Core Modules x2 940.00
Modules x17 16,150.00
Grand Total 17,090.00
Module Code
Core Modules:
English For General Communication 9901H
Introduction to Computer 9902H
Semester 1:
3. Commonwealth Values in Youth Development Work 1816
4. Young People in Society 1817
5. A-Principles and Practice of Youth in Development – Part A 1818
6. Working with Youth and their Communities 1819
Semester 2:
7. Gender and Development 1820
8. B-Principles and Practice of Youth in Development – Part B 1821
9. Youth and Health 1822
10. Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation 1823
Semester 3:
11. Management Skills 1824
12. A-Learning Processes – Part A 1825
13. Policy Planning and Implementation 1826
14. Conflict Resolution, Strategies and Skills 1827
15. Promoting Enterprise and Economic Development 1828
Semester 4:
16. Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues 1829
17. Orphans & Vulnerable Children Programme Management 1830
18. Psychological Support of Orphans & Vulnerable Children 1831
19. B-Learning Processes – Part B 1832

Bank Windhoek
Katutura Branch
Cheque Account
Reference: Student number

Tadeus Shikukumwa
+264 613205353