Thursday, 5 December 2019
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
North/South Education and Training Standards
340. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the work of the North-South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50729/19]
The North South Education and Training Standards (NSETS) Committee for Youth Work, established in 2006, currently works to ensure and promote quality standards in the education and training of youth workers. This is done through a professional endorsement process based on a rigorous assessment of all aspects of programme content and delivery.
This professional endorsement represents a formal recognition by the youth work sector that programmes of study in youth work have met prescribed criteria and are fit-for-purpose.
NSETS currently endorse seven higher education programmes across Maynooth University, University College Cork, Dundalk IT and the University of Ulster. The Committee is processing new applications for endorsement from Blanchardstown TU, YouthLink/Moorland College and Galway Mayo IT.