Certificate in Contemporary Issues in Childhood & Youth Studies

  • Certificate Contemporary Issues in Childhood & Youth Studies
  • CW_HRICY_A (Carlow) - CW_HXICY_A (Wexford)
  • 10 credits
  • 9
  • 13 weeks part-time
  • TBC
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This interdisciplinary module explores current contrasting and emerging issues in childhood and youth theory, policy and practice. The roles, responsibilities and experiences that children and young people may explore outside of the family are examined. The lives of children and young people who experience adversity and resilience are studied. The future of childhood as a consequence of globalisation is critiqued. Finally, the active agency of children and young people as participants in their own lives and futures is discussed. The theme of empowering and enabling children and young people to become active citizens runs through the module.


  • Defining Childhood and Youth
  • Childhood beyond the Family
  • Adversity and Resilience among Children and Young People
  • Representations of Youth
  • Issues in the Protection of Children & Young People
  • Childhood &Youth: the future?

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.



How to Apply

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Contact us

Email: lll.cw@setu.ie