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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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Course overview

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

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 course is suited to anyone who thinks they may have an aptitude for and interest in working with young people in a variety of settings. It addresses the pertinent issues and challenges facing young people and those who work with them.

What will you Study?

Understanding Community Development 5N1901
Criminology 5N2107
Substance Use Issues for Youthwork 5N2176
Communications 5N0690
Understanding Youthwork 5N1366
Work Experience 5N1356
Working with Young People 5N1384
Young People and Society 5N2002
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EYXXX 5M4732

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

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Sample Careers

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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