Drogheda Institute of Further EducationCommunity and Youth Work Level 5

Community and Youth Work Level 5

1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This level 5 social care course provides students with an understanding of youth work practice and the role of the youth worker. The course explores current issues facing young people and those working in the field. it will be suited to those who are passionate about helping others and creating an impact on local community and younger people in particular.

Course Content

  • Understanding Youth Work
  • Working with Young People
  • Young People and Society
  • Community Addiction Studies
  • Teamworking
  • Criminology
  • Substance Use Issues for Youth Work
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Youth Work – 5M4732.

Additional Qualifications

First Aid Responder – PHECC
TUSLA Introduction to Child First Programme

Progression Options

Graduates can progress directly into employment in the youth services or community development sector in various roles including community support worker, youth work leader, residential social carer, outreach worker etc.

Students may also gain entry to a range of specialist related degrees programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology.

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