Dunboyne College of Further EducationYouth and Community Work QQI Level 5

Youth and Community Work QQI Level 5

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2022 - May 2023

Course description

Youth and Community Work

Youth Work (5M4732)

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.


• 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


• QQI Level 5 Award in Youth Work (5M4732)


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. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: NUIM: 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)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature Students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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