Tralee Community College

Youth Work - 5M4732

  Courses 2014-2015

Duration: One Year
Awarding Body: FETAC
Course Code: 5M4732 (Level 5)
Progression: Higher Education Links Scheme
(Various Institutes of Technologies and some Universities)
Application: Mail To: Tralee Community College,
               Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Phone: +353 (0) 66 7121741
Maintenance Grant: Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through
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This exciting one year course is designed to provide a programme of education for people seeking initial training in youth work and community work and those with some experience who wish to undertake structured training to develop and consolidate their skills.

*** FETAC is currently reviewing the course title and content of all courses nationally. Therefore, there may be changes.

Course Content:

  • Understanding Youth Work
  • Young People and Society
  • Working with Young People
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • First-Aid
  • Workshops
    • e.g. Substance Abuse and Child Protection, Drama and Art Therapy

Entry Requirements:

Participants must have an interest and preferably experience in community based youth work. Relevant experience will be accepted in place of examination qualifications. Mature students are welcome. Suitable candidates will be selected by interview.

Career Opportunities:

Points from this course may be used to gain access to higher education courses. This growing industry can provide a wealth of opportunities for suitably trained and qualified candidates. The course equips students with the basic skills needed to work in the youth work sector.

Work Experience:

One day per week will be spent on work experience. This involves students working under direction in a youth work setting; reviewing and evaluating that work.

Garda Vetting:

Satisfactory Garda Vetting is a mandatory part of completing registration for this programme. Failure to obtain satisfactory Garda Vetting may result in de-registration.

Course Fees:

In addition to the college fees of 150, there will be additional fees for First-Aid and workshops.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • A FETAC (Level 5) award in Youth Work 5M4732
  • A First-Aid Certificate
  • A College Certificate

Enquiries and Applications:

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click "Apply Now" on various parts of this web page.

Phone: +353 (0)66 7121741 E-mail: Fax: +353 (0)66 7129200