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Community and Youth Work - Full-time

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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).

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The BA in Community and Youth Work is a fully integrated programme of education and training in both community and youth work. 

Community work is concerned with the development and empowerment of communities through facilitating the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively.

Youth work focusses on young people, and is defined as a process of personal and social development based on voluntary participation,  and principles of equality and inclusiveness,

Throughout this course students will be engaged as acive participants in their own learning and will work in solidarity with those affected by human rights denial, poverty and inequality.

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It can be done in a variety of contexts: in neighbourhoods, with specific groups (e.g. women, Travellers) as well as with partnership groups, local authorities and state agencies. Community work in Ireland is presented with a number of opportunities and challenges by the rapidly changing social context of recent years, including work with new communities, migrant workers and refugees; combating racism; and challenging the persistence of other social and economic inequalities.

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MH116 - Community and Youth Work - Full-time
Maynooth University

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MH116 - Community and Youth Work - Full-time
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Five Distinctions plus pass in test/interview

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Supervised fieldwork practice is an essential element of coursework at each level.

Graduates of the BA in Community and Youth Work will be equipped to take up professional employment in a range of community and youth work organisations and agencies: community development projects, local urban and rural development groups, community youth projects, neighbourhood youth projects and local youth services, as well as organisations concerned with particular groups (women, Travellers, new communities) or issues (unemployment, migrant rights, drugs, poverty).

Community and youth work approaches are increasingly used in related areas (local economic development, youth justice, health promotion, participatory arts) and positions of leadership and management are increasingly open to graduates with relevant experience.

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