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Award Type and NFQ Level: UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)
Course code: CYWP
CAO/PAC code: MH802
Points: n/a
QQI: Yes click here for details
Closing date: 01 February 2022
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Community Work is the development and empowerment of communities, through the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively; Youth Work is defined in Irish legislation and policy as a process of personal and social development based on voluntary participation and principles of equality and inclusiveness.

This is a part-time, level 8 honours degree in Community and Youth Work - equivalent of 1.5 days per week tuition on campus plus summer schools; two periods of block fieldwork placement (dates set at commencement of programme).
A range of topics relating to community and youth work are studied in all 4 years of the programme. Supervised fieldwork in both community work and youth work is essential for all students.
As this is an in-service programme, all applicants must be currently employed in youth work and/or community work, and have written agreement from their employer to facilitate participation in the programme.
Professional education and training that engages learners as active participants.
Why choose this degree?
  • You will work in solidarity with those affected by human rights denial, poverty and inequality.
  • The Department of Applied Social Studies (DAPPSS) is the longest established provider of professional education and training in youth work and community work in the country.
  • This degree programme combines theoretical education and practice experience, creating a learning environment which both challenges you and fosters your development.
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