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Diploma in Youth and Community Work (UCC ACE) | CC032 (29 Weeks Blended Learning) September Enrolment

Course Overview

Accreditation NFQ LEVEL 7 (60 CREDITS)
Course Code:
CC032 | TUE 19.00-22.00
€990 per year

This is a two year, part time program combining development of practical profession skills with understanding of the theory that underpins successful social intervention projects. Lecturers have links to local intervention agencies and hold post graduate academic qualifications.   It leads to QQI level 7 accreditation and carries 60 credits. Students have the option of exiting at the end of first year with a QQI Level 6 Certificate. Graduates of the program have progressed to full time employment in the Youth and Community Intervention sector or continued to associated level 8 programs in UCC, TUS and UL.

Delivery Style

Semester 1 will be Blended Learning.

Lectures in Groups of 7-10 alternated

with Virtual Classroom delivery.


Method of Assessment

There are no exams. The course is

evaluated through a combination

of learning journal entries, oral

presentations, a community profile,

essays, a research report and a project


Apply on line through ucc.ie at


Further Information

Contact Christine Chasaide

Phone: 087 946 1472

Email: c.chasaide@ucc.ie

Apply for this Course
Programme Description

Year 1

  • Core Skills of Youth and Community Work,

  • Introduction to Youth and Community Work

  • Principles and Practices in Youth and Community Work

  • Introduction to Research Methods.

    Year 2

  • Social Analysis

  • Disadvantage and Social Exclusion

  • Models of Youth and Community Work

  • Managing Youth and Community Work Projects

  • Placement Practic

  • there will be a 70 hour Placement during second year.

LCFE Funding