Sallynoggin College of Further EducationYouth Work and Community Development

Youth Work and Community Development

South Dublin City
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This course is designed for those who would like to support young people in a range of community-based settings. The course provides students with an insight into youth work practice and the role of the youth worker in engaging and building supportive relationships with young people. The course examines many of the contemporary issues which affect young people such as housing, health and the influence of social media.

Course Content

  • Working with Young People
  • Understanding Youth Work
  • Substance Use – Issues for Youth Work
  • Criminology
  • Young People and Society
  • Psychology
  • Work Experience
  • Teamworking


Course Features and Facilities

  • Opportunity to participate in Erasmus + Programme abroad
  • Educational field trips
  • Specialist workshops
  • Guest speakers
  • Practical and team-working projects provide experience-based learning
  • Work experience forms an integral part of the course, offering the opportunity for learners to gain practical experience, transferable
  • skills and expertise in their chosen fields of interest
  • Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library
  • Certified Training e.g. First Aid, Child Protection

*Course content subject to change 

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