The new programme places 21st century skills at the heart of learning and seeks to respond to the demand for digital skills and knowledge as prerequisites for workers and practitioners in the field of youth and community. Students will apply and integrate new media skills, tools and creativity in their professional practice and the overall aim of the programme is to develop competent and resourceful practitioners with a desire and ability to affect positive social change.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Graduates can find employment opportunities in community development, family support and youth work. They also work as project workers with specific target groups like the homeless, or on youth diversion, alcohol/drug abuse or early school leavers programmes.
This programme offers graduates a wide variety of job opportunities include the following:
- Youth worker
- Community Development Officer
- Child and Youth worker
- Family Support worker
- Development Manager
- Youth and Family Support Development Worker
- Project Worker & Counsellor
- Community Support Worker
- Youth Justice Worker
- Community Centre Manager