The programme offers a variety of taught modules that focus on youth work professional training and continuing professional development in youth work.
Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work (PGDip)(CKD04 only)
Successful completion of Year 1 of the programme (CKD04 entry route) awards a Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work, which is professionally accredited (JNC-recognised) and endorsed by the North-South Education and Training Standards Committee for Youth Work (NSETS). All Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work modules are offered by the School of Applied Social Studies, University College Cork.
Why Choose This Course
This programme is the only one of its kind in Ireland and the UK, offering the opportunity to graduates for combining youth work professional development with specialisation in community arts and sports participation. Through the delivery of this unique, exciting, diverse and flexible curriculum, students will undertake a range of core and elective modules which combine theoretical and contextual study and practice skills development. The youth work sector has undergone rapid change in recent years. This programme equips graduates with a dynamic skill set that is highly valuable in the youth work sector as well as in a range of arts and sports contexts where expanding youth participation is a growing priority. Youth policy and the experiences of young people are a growing concern in national, European and international contexts. Completion of this programme equips students with the competency, knowledge and skills to develop youth-focused interventions through practice and research that can contribute positively to the lives of young people and their welfare in Ireland and beyond.
Placement or Study Abroad Information
CKD04 - 120 credit route only - Students are permitted to undertake the block placement in Year 1 abroad, subject to certain criteria of the accrediation body being met. The Placement Co-Ordinator can advise and assist you in locating a suitable placement abroad.