Certificate in Youth Work (Including SNA)


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care

Course Modules

  • Understanding Youth Work
  • Working with Young People
  • Young people and society
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Human growth & Development
  • Word processing
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Special Needs Assisting

Course Aim

The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge skills and competence to work under supervision in a youth work context and or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational and mature students.  

Dawn McCloskey - Course Co-Ordinator


Student Services Costs:

Government Levy (PPC)

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.