BA in Community Youth Work
Four great reasons to consider this course
- The programme is specific to working with young people aged from 10-25 years in youth work settings.
- If you have a strong interest in the rights of young people and in particular, those who may live in marginalised communities and or vulnerable circumstances.
- Youth Work as a discipline is recognised as being an ‘agent of change’ and is embedded in a rights based approach.
- Youth Work has at its core a strong sense of working with young people on their developmental, recreational, social, and educational attainment in a non-formal setting complementary to other educational and training programmes.
This 3-year level 7 degree course aims to develop community youth work leaders who have a high level of knowledge, skills, competence and confidence in a range of activities to enable you to work in a community youth work setting.
Important notice about this course
Because of the nature of the placements on this course, applicants will be required to successfully pass Police/Garda vetting for all jurisdictions where the applicant was/is resident.
The main aim of this course is to develop community youth work leaders who have a high level of knowledge, skills, competence and confidence in a range of activities to enable you to work in a community youth work setting. To develop skills, enable the work with young people to be rights based.
- History and Development of Youth Work
- Youth Work as a Professional Discipline
- Community Development 1
- Sociology 1
- Report Writing and Communications
- Working with Young People
- Youth Work Practice 1
- Workplace Communication Skills
- Essential Office Applications
- Community Development 2
- Youth Work Placement 1
- Community Project Management
- Developmental Psychology
- Youth Work Relationships
- Development Studies 1
- Sociology 2
- Youth Work Practice 2
- Diversity, Equality and Social Justice
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Research and Communication Skills in Youth Work
- Youth Justice
- Youth Work Placement 2
Upon successful completion of Years One and Two, students may exit with a Higher Certificate Award. Upon successful completion of Year Three, students may exit with a Level 7 Ordinary Degree.
* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only.
During this programme, course content will be delivered via:
- Group Work
- Online learning
- Field Trips
- Guest Speakers
- Issue based workshops
Graduates of this course have a wide variety of career options available to them, including
- Youth Worker
- Garda Youth Diversion Project Worker
- Programme Co-Ordinator
- Outreach Worker
- Youth Advocacy
- School Completion Project Worker
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:
Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
→ INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, OR Minimum Points Score of 200
→ AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
→ AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
→ Candidates must also pass an interview
The Institute will also consider non-standard applications from mature students or other qualifications. Mature students are those who will be 23 years of age, or over, on January 1 of the year of application. All candidates will be asked to submit a Personal Statement and may be called for Interview.
Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:
Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:
→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ One subject at:
- 'A Level’ (Grade A* - E or better)
- OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
- OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
- OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
→ The remaining subjects must be different from those listed above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:
- GCSE (Grade A* - C)
- AND/OR 'AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
- AND/OR ‘A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
- AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
- AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
- AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
→ Candidates must also pass an interview
Placement in this programme takes places during:
- Year 2, Semester 1
- Year 3, Semester 2
Students who wish to work in a caring profession with young people and in particular, those who may live in marginalised communities and or vulnerable circumstances.
|School||School of Business & Humanities|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
How to Apply
All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
Northern Ireland & UK
Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.