Course Description

Youth and Community Work

Dunboyne College of Further Education

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.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• 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

• Level 5 Youth Work (5M4732)

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Course Code 5M4732
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Health Care
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates of the Youth and Community Work course 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: MH116 Community and Youth Work (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU991 Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU791 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years) DCU: DC238 Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Limerick: US928 Community and 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) DCU: DC209 Health and Society (Level 8, 3 Years) TUS Athlone: US782 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years) SETU Wexford: SE917 Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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