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Oisin Murphy

Apprentice Carpenter

Construction Industry Federation

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Oisín:
Be as open to advice and teaching as possible. Craft your own methods and ways of doing things and always continue to learn and devlop yourself and your skills.

Daniel:
You need to enjoy working with your hands.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute


 

Youthwork


Course Code:  5M4732 CS06
Award Code(s):  5M4732
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career in youth and community work. The course provides learners with knowledge and understanding of the context of youth work, the role of a youth worker and the practical skills required to work effectively with young people in the field of youth work.

Learners must have an interest in community based youth work and will be required to work with a youth group during the course. The course focuses on the personal and social issues that impact on young people and their communities such as social exclusion, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse. Work experience within a range of youth work settings forms an integral part of the course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Working with Young People
Understanding Youth Work
Young People & Society
Social Studies
Care Provision & Practice
Word Processing
Communications
Work Experience

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M4732