Level 5 : Peer Education
ECO-UNESCO has become widely acknowledged as an expert training organisation in sustainability in Ireland.
ECO-UNESCO is an accredited QQI centre operating under the qualities and standards set out by QQI, the National Awarding Body.
Award Type: Minor
Awarding Body: QQI
NFQ Level: 5
Credit Value: 15
Duration: 150 hours (normally over 12 weeks)
Programme Purpose and Learning Outcomes
Programme Purpose: To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to act ethically and effectively as peer educators under direction in youth work contexts.
On successful completion of the course, learners will be able to;
- Discuss the underpinning values, principles and unique attributes of peer education approaches in the context of youth work
- Summarise the qualities, skills and role of the peer educator in working with peer groups of young people in youth work contexts
- Analyse the key issues affecting young people (12-22 years) in contemporary Ireland with a specific focus on how youth work seeks to respond to those issues
- Discuss the key elements that contribute to effective communication in groups of young people to include tools and techniques to enhance that communication
- Employ a range of social research and analysis skills to include searching for, sourcing, evaluating, compiling and presenting material from a range of sources suitable for peer education projects that engage with the issues that affect young people
- Design a series of energisers, ice-breakers, warm ups, warm downs and small group exercises that can be used in working with groups of young people
- Implement a peer education process, to include its planning and review, that responds to the identified needs of young people
- Apply good practice in relation to the core values and principles of peer education processes
- Critically reflect on the potential of peer education approaches to enhance young people’s personal, social and civic development
- Examine own values, strengths, challenges, boundaries, role and participation in peer education processes under the direction of a supervisory youth worker
- Work effectively and ethically as a peer educator under the supervision of a youth worker in youth work context.
Entry Requirements, Assessment and Transfer & Progression
- Must be able to demonstrate the levels of knowledge, skill and competence associated with NFQ level 4
- Competent in written and spoken English
- Be comfortable studying in a virtual learning environment (VLE)
Learner Record: 20%
Transfer and Progression
This minor award can be used to meet the requirements of the following major award; 5M4732 | 5 | Youth Work
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