The Youth Work Professional Development Certificate consists of 3 credit-based modules that learners have to choose from a pool of 5 modules. 

The modules are:

  1. Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Livelihoods [YDEW 2006] 
  2. Youth and Sustainable Development [YDEW 2007]
  3. Peace, Conflict Resolution and Mediation [YDEW 3005]
  4. Youth Development work: Networks, Partnerships and Resources [YDEW 3000]
  5. Working with Youth [YDEW 3006]

This module aims at providing potential and existing youth workers on the different aspect of youth work from different economic, social, political and environmental background. The aim is to provide Youth Workers with appropriate tools in addressing the global and local challenges faced by the youth at grass root level.

This module focuses on the sustainable livelihoods, and how it impacts on socio-economic development for youths. It analyses the need to build social and human capital for youth as well as promoting youth development through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

This module aims at reflecting on the engagement of the youth in establishing more resilient communities, as well as analysing their involvement in the economic, social, political, environmental and technological spheres in addressing the global ecological and sustainable development challenges.

YDEW 3000 - Youth Development work: Networks, Partnerships and Resources This module focuses on the development of effective and reflective practitioners, equipped with the appropriate knowledge set and who are able to engage in collaborative practice in order to develop networks and optimize resource mobilisation opportunities to support youth development programmes.

YDEW 3005 - Peace, Conflict Resolution and Mediation This module aims at providing candidates on the different aspect of Peace and conflict resolution initiatives in Mauritius and at international level. The module will also explain the importance of peace and conflict resolution, and furthermore the historical development. This module will also analyse the theories in peace building and conflict resolution. The plurality of the Mauritian society.

YDEW 3006 - Working with Youth This module aims at providing potential and existing youth workers on the different aspect of youth work from different economic, social, political and environmental background. The aim is to provide Youth Workers with appropriate tools in addressing the global and local challenges face by the youth at grass root level.