Chrysalis Academy scores accreditation status with SETA
On Thursday, 24 May 2018, Chrysalis Academy announced the institution’s success on acquiring recognition to offer the National Certificate in Youth Development (Qualification ID Number: 57427) from the Education, training and Development Practices Sector Education and training Authority (ETDP SETA). The accreditation was made possible by the Department of Community Safety’s funding support, derived from the Department’s long term partnership with the academy.
The qualification, which will make part of the academy’s curriculum, boasts five modules, each of which are aimed at youth development, will be effective in the advancement of youth development workers, facilitators, practitioners and researchers.
Like Chrysalis Academy, SETA is focused on establishing employment opportunity for previously disadvantaged youth through the promotion and facilitation of the delivery of education, training and development.
Along with Chrysalis Academy, the Department of Community Safety also holds partnerships with Northlink College and the Youth Safety Religious Programme (YSRP) amongst others,all of which are rooted in the interest of the holistic development of youth.
The acquisition of the accreditation status by the academy for this qualification is set not only to benefit the enrolled students, but also the Peer Youth Instructors deployed within the academy by affording them enhancement in their experience and development in their overall skill sets for implementation at a local, provincial and national level.
Ms Lucille Meyer, CEO at Chrysalis Academy, expressed how the qualification would set apart Chrysalis Academy, as a game changer among youth advancement orientated organisations;
“The Chrysalis Academy looks forward to rolling out the National Certificate in Youth Development to its team of peer youth facilitators. We further look forward to being a leading service provider in the youth sector, providing holistic, quality training to all those working with young people. The materials have been designed to address key issues and challenges affecting young people from all walks of life looking at their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The curriculum is relevant and is much needed to offer formal recognition to those working with youth”.
She went on to further detail how the innovative qualification would be of great benefit, “This initiative is a first of its kind for the Academy, whereby all peer youth facilitators will be working towards the same qualification”.
“We will be offering this training to Chrysalis Academy students, as part of the 4-week skills phase in Youth Development”, Ms Turner added.
The next Chrysalis Academy graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, 28 July 2018. Applications are open and available on the academy’s website for the next intake here.