BA in Community Youth Work

Course Points
280
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
40 Places

Course Summary

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 development and 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 development and youth work setting. 

Year 1 - Semester 1:
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Year 1 - Semester 2:
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Year 2 - Semester 1:
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Year 2 - Semester 2:
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Year 3 - Semester 1:
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Year 3 - Semester 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

Graduates of this course have a wide variety of career options available to them, including

  • Youth Worker
  • Community Development Officer
  • Garda Youth Diversion
  • Programme Co-Ordinator
  • Outreach Worker
  • Youth Advocacy

Successful candidates can progress on to the One-year, add-on B.A (Honours) in Community Youth Work at DkIT.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees 

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
      • AND Test/Interview

Non-Standard Applicants:

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 either:
        • ‘A Level’ (Grade A* - C 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).

Katherina Nugent (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370177
Email: katherina.nugent@dkit.ie

Course ID DK767
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 280
Places 40
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK767.

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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.