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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

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Youthwork

Course Code(s):  5M4732
QQI Award Code:  5M4732 Youth Work
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kerry College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M4732
QQI Award Code 5M4732 Youth Work
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This exciting programme is designed to provide an education for people seeking initial training in youth work and community work and those with some experience who wish to undertake structured training to develop and consolidate their skills. An interesting feature of this programme is its variety of workshops.

What will you Study?

Understanding Youthwork 5N1366
Young People and Society 5N2002
Working with Young People
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Social Studies 5N1370
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Word Processing 5N1358
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Workshops
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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EYXXX 5M4732

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