The purpose of the qualification is to prepare practitioners who are responsible for the development of young adults in initiatives designed to develop the youth and to integrate them into the working economy and society. Youth development practitioners/workers must be competent regarding professional conduct, protocol, networking, process facilitation, coaching and mentoring, lay-counselling, facilitating learning, managing projects, facilitating entry into the labour market, research, communication and various other areas of specialisation. They have a role in facilitating the learning of and supporting the youth during the work experience that they undertake in communities, government and various organisations.

This FETC offers competent development workers the opportunity to have their learning achievements formally recognised through a qualification registered on the NQF. This recognition will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within youth and general development practice education, training and career paths. By setting a minimum standard for education and training, quality is ensured. Qualified learners have improved education, training and employment opportunities and can facilitate such opportunities for others.

Exit outcomes:

  • Developing and empowering themselves for youth development practice.
  • Assessing specific community needs and responses for youth development interventions.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with all relevant stakeholders for various purposes of youth development.
  • Facilitating the development of young people to realise their potential.
  • Facilitating processes for various youth development purposes.
  • Contributing effectively to national youth development initiatives.
  • Implementing youth development projects for sustainability.

Minimum credits: 146