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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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BN115
Community and Youth Development

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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251

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Students will examine various the social environment and cultural practices in society. Perspectives on human behaviour, social justice and community empowerment will be explored at a depth that will enable students to influence the effects on individuals and groups in society and gain competences to operate in a professional manner.

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IT Blanchardstown

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development


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Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in three modules

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Employment in different areas of social and community work such as civic leaders, local government advisors, councillors or community programme co-ordinators. In addition employment possibilities in a variety of sectors working with youth, marginalised or disadvantages groups, ethnic minorities, social enterprises and health promotion.



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