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Be prepared for hard work.
Be a team player.
Have a good sense of humour.
Learn from your mistakes.

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Community and Youth Development

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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Students will examine various the social environment and cultural practices in society. Perspectives on human behaviour, social justice and community empowerment will be explored at a depth that will enable students to influence the effects on individuals and groups in society and gain competences to operate in a professional manner.

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From College Website...
BN115 - Community and Youth Development
IT Blanchardstown

From Qualifax...
BN115 - Community and Youth Development
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
CAGXX  5M2373  Agriculture
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in three modules

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Employment in different areas of social and community work such as civic leaders, local government advisors, councillors or community programme co-ordinators. In addition employment possibilities in a variety of sectors working with youth, marginalised or disadvantages groups, ethnic minorities, social enterprises and health promotion.

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