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Youthwork and Community Development

Youthwork and Community Development

Claire McGovern Pic.pngCOURSE CODE: 5M4732

COURSE DIRECTOR: Claire McGovern

CERTIFICATION: QQI Level 5 – Youth Work

Course Overview

This course is designed for those who would like to pursue a career in the youth and community sector, working with young people in a range of community-based settings. Focusing on young people, this course provides insight into topics including substance misuse, youth unemployment, homelessness and the impact of social media. This QQI Level 5 programme provides students with an understanding of youth work practice and the role of the youth worker, exploring the current challenges facing young people and those working in the field.

Programme of Study

  • Young People & Society 5N2002
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Understanding Youth Work 5N1366
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Understanding Community
  • Development 5N1901
  • Working with Young People 5N1384
  • Community Addiction Studies 5N1834
  • Substance Use Issues for
  • Youth Work 5N2176

Components are subject to change

Higher Education Progression

The following are examples of courses available to holders of this QQI award

  • Excellent progression opportunities to UCC and other Higher Education colleges
  • Waterford IT and other IT Colleges
  • Up to 390 CAO points for any Institute of Technology can be attained by successful completion of this course

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Career Opportunities

Direct employment in the youth services or community development sector in the following areas: Youth Support Work, Family Work, Youth Justice, Community Work, Learner Mentoring, Sports Development Work.
Have you an interest in and an aptitude for working with young people? Learn about all of the pertinent challenges and issues that face young people on this full-time course which will equip you with knowledge, skills and confidence to work in a variety of settings.

Course Fees:

Youthwork and Community Development : Course Fees are €350 inclusive of materials, government levies and exams fees. Those with a valid medical card will incur fees of €50 only

  • Courses providing add-on qualifications (Example: the provision of a First Aid course within a Care related course) will incur extra fees to be confirmed by the College in due course
  • Holders of a valid medical card do not incur QQI exam fees of €50 or the Government Levy €200
  • Those wishing to avail of grant support are encouraged to apply without delay to SUSI at www.susi.ie

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