Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion
The National Youth Health programme is now inviting applicants for the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion 2012-13. This 3rd level Certificate is delivered by the National Youth Health Programme and is Accredited by NUI Galway.
The course provides participants with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to facilitate their youth organisation in becoming an effective setting for health promotion, while working within the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) for youth work. It also enables participants and their organisations to begin the process of achieving a Health Quality Mark. The Health Quality Mark is a health promotion initiative which aims to enhance best practice and a high standard of quality in all aspects of health promotion in youth organisations. The HQ Mark is a set of quality standards in youth health promotion and takes the form of an award conferred on organisations that satisfy agreed quality criteria.
The Specialist Certificate in Youth Health promotion is an important first step in this process. It is designed for anyone working with young people in a youth work, Out-of-school or non formal education setting, who are interested in promoting health within their work setting.