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BA (Hons) in Youth Work — NSETS Endorsed

Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity



1 Year

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Arts & Humanities

Course Type

Add On

Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This BA (Hons) in Youth Work (add-on) is a one-year course ideally suited for graduates of the BA in Community Youth Work, or anyone with a Level 7 Community Youth Work Degree who wishes to advance to the Level 8 Honours Degree Programme with NSETS endorsement

This course aims to prepare students for employment in youth work and in community work and will facilitate the education of community youth work practitioners capable of critical analysis of policy/practice structures which shape professional activities. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a BA (Honours) in Youth Work and a professionally endorsed youth work qualification. (NSETS)

What makes this course different


Endorsed by NSETS

This course is endorsed by the North-South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS). NSETS is responsible for the professional endorsement of youth work courses on the island of Ireland.

Career Opportunities

This exciting course provides a wide range of careers opportunities in areas such as 

  • Youth Worker 
  • Garda Youth Diversion Co-Ordinator 
  • Youth Service Manager 
  • Programme Co-Ordinator 
  • Outreach Worker 
  • Youth Advocacy 
  • School Completion Co-Ordinator

Course Delivery and Modules

During this one year add-on, course content will be delivered through Lectures, tutorials, online learning, group work and field trips.

Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 50% mark in the final year of a BA (Level 7) in Community Youth Work.

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the BA (Hons) in Youth Work — NSETS Endorsed please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Katherina Nugent

Programme Director


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).