Galway Community College
Further Education

Youth Work

Youth Work


QQI Level 5 Course Code: 5M4732

Co-ordinator: TBC


Course Outline

This course offers learners a broad introduction to the study of youth work, developing personal qualities, knowledge, skills and competencies required to pursue a career in the youth work sector/community development sector, or progression to third level.


  • 5N2002 Young People & Society
  • 5N0690 Communications
  • 5N1366 Understanding Youth Work
  • 5N1356 Work Experience
  • 5N1901 Understanding Community Development
  • 5N1384 Working with Young People
  • 5N1834 Community Addiction Studies
  • 5N2176 Substance Use Issues for Youth Work


€175 Student Services Fee applies to all learners.

€50 QQI Certification Fee applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact .

Work Experience

Work experience takes place one day per week throughout the academic year.

Special Features

Course directed by professional and qualified teachers.

GCC learners will benefit from a vast experience in youth work within the learning environment.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.


For information please visit our Progression Page under Student Supports

Opportunities open to students who did not achieve the desired Leaving Certificate to allow entry to your desired course from the CAO system, you can have the opportunity to achieve up to 390 points in a PLC course and gain access to 3rd Level or for mature students who did not complete a Leaving Certificate to gain access to 3rd Level.

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

Feb 06
Bank Holiday - College Closed
Feb 13
Mid Term Break
Mar 17
College Closed
Apr 03
Easter Holidays
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