Studying Youth Work is ideally suited to enthusiastic, fun-loving, critical-thinking, and creative people who are motivated to impact positively in young people’s lives. Youth Work encompasses a broad and diverse range of social, cultural, educational and political activities, which are based on young people’s voluntary participation in leisure time activities that emphasise social inclusion and support civic engagement.
- Understanding Youth Work
- Working with Young People
- Community Addition Studies
- Special Needs Assisting
- Social Studies
- Young People in Society
- Word Processing
- First Aid
- Work Experience
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Maynooth University | Bachelor of Social Science | Level 7
DkIT | BA in Community Youth Work | Level 7
DkIT | BA in Social Care | Level 8
Tralee IT | BA In Youth and Community Studies with New Media | Level 8
NUI Galway | Community, Youth and Family Studies | Level 8
Athlone IT | Social Care Practice | Level 8
Career Opportunities & Progression Routes
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:
Youth Work Leader | Special Needs Assistant | Community Support Worker | Afterschool Coordinator | Youth and Community Organisers | Social Care Assistant | Residential Social Carer
Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
- Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
- Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
- Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
QQI Certification Charge:
- QQI Level 5 €50
- QQI Level 6 €80
Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.
Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.