Course Description

Youth and Community Work (QQI Level 5/1 year full-time)

Sallynoggin College of Further Education

This Youth and Community Work QQI accredited course is a one year, full-time programme.

This Youth Work & Community Studies course is designed for those who would like to pursue a career in the youth and community sector, working with young people in a range of community based settings.

This QQI Level 5 programme provides students with an understanding of youth work practice and the role of the youth worker, exploring the current challenges facing young people and those working in the field.

Course Features and Facilities

  • Work experience forms an integral part of the course where students receive hands on practical skills within a range of youth and community settings
  • This course focuses on the personal and social issues that impact on young people in modern Irish society and their communities such as social exclusion, youth culture, family breakdown, and addiction.
  • Guest speakers in specialist subjects
  • Youth and Community Services
  • Specialist workshops including;
    • Parachute
    • Body
    • Right and Peer Education
  • Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library

Employment Opportunities

Direct employment in the youth services or community development sector e.g. youth leaders in youth clubs, sports clubs and youth services and community development work.

Course Components

Option 1

• Psychology of Adolescence
• Identity & Belonging
• Family Law & Child Protection
• Peer Education
• Addiction Studies
• Young People & Society
• Exercise & Fitness
• Youth Service Provision & Legislation
• Work Experience
• Teamwork & Leadership skills
• Communications

Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5M4732
College Name Sallynoggin College of Further Education
Course Category Community Leadership, Education
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 1 year
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate level or equivalent or LCA, or relevant experience
Career Path Career and Employment Opportunities Employment in: - Direct employment in the Youth Worker sector Progression: Learners may progress to related Level 7 and Level 8 Degree Programmes in Universities and colleges in Ireland and the UK. Former learners have progressed in NUI Maynooth, IT Blanchardstown and Dundalk IT to study Community and Youth Work, Social and Community Development and Psychology. Third level progression opportunities for QQI students are continually being developed and enhanced. Please visit or for the most up to date information.
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Sallynoggin College of Further Education
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