Healthcare Department

Youth & Community Work

Youth Work 5M4732

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand:

  • Understanding Youthwork
  • Working with Young People
  • Young People and Society
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Community Addiction Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Criminology
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Project Management

WHAT IS YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK ?

This one-year course is designed for those who would like to pursue a career in the youth and community sector. It is ideal for anyone who would enjoy working with young people in a range of community-based settings. The course content will focus on current challenges faced by young people, in particular, around sensitive issues such as, substance misuse, youth unemployment, homelessness and the impact of social media on the young people of today’s society.

 

CERTIFICATION

 QQI Level 5 Award in Youth Work (5M4732)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Youth and Community QQI Award can progress to many degree courses including Community and Youth Work, Applied Social Studies and Applied Social Care at Universities and Institutes of Technology including Maynooth, TU Dublin – City Campus, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. Students can progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in Planning and Environment at TU Dublin – City Campus and Sustainable Energy at TU Dublin – Tallaght. Future areas of employment can include Advice Worker, Community Development Worker, Community Education Officer, Family Support Worker, Social Worker, Youth Worker. Many graduates seek direct employment within the sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:

NUI Maynooth:
MH116 Community and Youth Work

(Level 8, 4 Years)

TU Dublin – Blanchardstown:
TU991

Applied Social Studies
(Level 8, 4 Years)

TU Dublin – Blanchardstown:
TU992 
Community and Youth Development
(Level 8, 4 Years)

TU Dublin – Tallaght:
TU997 Applied Social Care
(Level 8, 4 Years)

COURSE FEES

Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.

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