NUIMaynooth Cert Level 8

NUIMaynooth Digital Creativity in Youth Settings Level 8 Certificate Programme was delivered from 2018 – 2021.

The certificate is a part-time programme of study offered by the Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University in partnership with Camara Ireland. It focuses on the development of professional youth workers in the field of digital creativity in youth settings and facilitates specialised learning and assesment to a level 8 accreditation with teh Department of Applied Social Studies. Camara Ireland and NUIMaynooth are partnering to continue to develop Level 8 Specialised Certificates for the youth sector in Ireland into the future.



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2019/2020 and 2019/2021 NUIMaynooth Certificate in Digital Creativity in Youth Settings – Level 8 succesfully supported 23 students to graduate from a national Level 8 certificate is a part-time programme of study offered by the Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University in partnership with Camara Education Ireland and the TechSpace Programme.​ The certificate is designed for youth workers and educators who wish to develop a specialism in the emerging field of digital creativity in youth settings, using technology as a tool to enhance learning activities for young people. The programme is structured around 100 hours of tuition delivered in through belnded to facilitate people who are working, and need to travel to attend.

Meet the Class of 2018

Students will be equipped with specialist digital and STEM skills to design and deliver projects for young people. These specialists will be key to enhancing young people’s futures by enabling them to build key 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, as well as digital and technology literacies and technical skills.

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Meet the Class of 2018

In January 2018, the first cohort of 12 students started their journey with Maynooth University and Camara. In 2020 a further 11 specialised youth work professionals graduated.  The programme is unique in Europe and utilises an innovative learning approach to develop digital creativity among young people in youth settings. The programme addresses the continuous professional development (CPD) needs of the youth and non-formal education sector by developing youth workers’ and educators’ abilities to work creatively through technology with young people in diverse settings. The first cohort of students are some of the most passionate and innovative youth educators in Ireland. They come from an exciting mix of backgrounds; from youth theatre, vocational education, national youth work organisations, a start-up STEM education business for schools and youth workers working through the medium of Irish.

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