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.
DkIT | Social Care | Level 8
Maynooth University | Social Science | Level 7
NUI Galway | Community, Youth and Family Studies | Level 8
DkIT | Community Youth Work | Level 7
UCD | Psychology/Social Policy & Sociology | 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
2020-21 Course Fees
Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.
€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.
The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:
- Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.
- Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.