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 • Community Addiction Studies • Social Studies • Word Processing • Communications • Work Experience • Applied Psychology • Safety and Health at Work • Criminology • Intercultural Studies
• 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 including Maynooth, TUD City Campus / Blanchardstown / 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:
NUIM: MH116 Community and Youth Work (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU991 Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years), Limerick IT: LC297 Community & Addiction Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU992 Community and Youth Development (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU997 Applied Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC009 Human Development Arts (Level 8, 3-4 Yrs) Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years) South East Technological University Waterford: WD018 Applied Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years) DCU: DC209 Health & Society (Level 8, 3 Years) South East Technological University: Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) WD052
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