Fulltime Classroom Health and welfare

Youthwork & Community Development (Youth Work)

Programme 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.

Employability Statement
On completion of this Programme, applicants may pursue roles within the Health, Family and Social Care sector which may include working as Health Care Support Workers, Carers, Youth Workers or in a broad range of roles in this industry in the public, community and private sectors. Recognition of regulatory and statutory bodies is confirmed for some programmes.

Work placement / work experience may be a core feature/element of programmes in this field facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills.

Target Award

QQI Youth Work – 5M4732

Start Date: 09-09-2024 Hours/week: 30 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Community Addiction Studies Community Addiction Studies (5N1834) QQI
Substance Use Issues For Youthwork Substance Use – Issues for Youthwork (5N2176) QQI
Understanding Youthwork Understanding Youthwork (5N1366) QQI
Working With Young People Working with Young People (5N1384) QQI
Young People & Society Young People & Society (5N2002) QQI
Understanding Community Development Understanding Community Development (5N1901) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to work under supervision in a youth work context and or to progress to further and or higher education and training.


Gorey PLC


Gorey Further Education & Training Centre, Gorey Civic Centre, The Avenue, Gorey, Y25A6Y2


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Mary Nolan


053 9236969