2021/2022

BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work) - CK114

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work) is a three-year full-time degree programme. All applicants are expected to have the equivalent of one year's relevant experience as a volunteer activist or full-time worker. For full details on entry requirements please see here.

To be eligible for the award of the BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work) Degree, a student will be required to have achieved 180 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First, Second, and Third Social Science (Youth and Community Work). A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one year.

Garda Vetting

Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, on this programme will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

Fitness to Practise

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake of first year students (including repeats), this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here.

Attendance

As the BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work) is a professional training programme, youth and community work students are reminded that they are bound to attend every class of each module (and every tutorial, class meeting, placement session, placement supervision and placement two-way or three-way meeting), unless unavoidably prevented from doing so. All absences must be satisfactorily explained in writing to the Year Tutor. If a student's attendance falls below 80% in any module, s/he will be required to repeat that module before being allowed to proceed.

In First Social Science (Youth and Community Work) students study prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits.

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits as follows:
SS1101, SS1102, SS1104, SS1105, SS1107, SS1110 (10 credits per module)

A list of the module titles for each subject may be found here.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for Second Social Science (Youth and Community Work) until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Social Science (Youth and Community Work). In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Social Science (Youth and Community Work), a student must have satisfactorily attended prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits in all of the subjects of his/her programme.

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits as follows:
SS2101 (10 credits), SS2102, SS2103 (5 credits per module), SS2104, SS2105, SS2107, SS2108 (10 credits per module)

A list of the module titles for each subject may be found here.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

BSocSc (Hons) (Theory and Policy in Youth and Community Work) Year 2 - Alternative degree pathway for students not proceeding to Third Year - Social Science (Youth and Community Work)

The BSocSc (Hons) (Theory and Policy in Youth and Community Work) is an alternative degree pathway for students who do not satisfy the pass standard for the professional practice/placement modules in Year 2 (SS2107- 10 credit) of the BSocSc (Youth and Community Work) programme over the Summer and/or Autumn Supplemental Examinations. Such students may opt instead to register for the BSocSc (Hons) (Theory and Policy in Youth and Community Work) (BSocScTPYCW (Hons)) and take an alternative two of the following 5 credit non-professional practice modules: SS2003, SS2004, SS2007 and SS2025 in Second Year and four of the following 5 credit non-professional practice modules: SS3005, SS3006, SS3008, SS3011, SS3015, SS3016, SS3019, SS3021, SS3033, SS3041, SS3045, SS3118 in Third year.

Note:
Students who are required to take these alternative, non-practice based modules, will continue with all other modules of the BSocSc (Y&CW) programme in both Second and/or Third Year.

Only students who have passed the Second University Examination in Social Science (Youth and Community Work) and satisfied all other requirements specified for the Second Year, will be permitted to register for Third Social Science (Youth and Community Work). In order to be admitted to the BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work) Degree Examination, a student must have satisfactorily attended prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits in all of the themes of his/her programme.

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits as follows:
SS3102 (5 credits), SS3114 (5 credits), SS3104, SS3105, SS3107 (10 credits per module), SS3113 (15 credits)
plus 5 credits from the following:
SS3005, SS3006, SS3008, SS3011, SS3015, SS3016, SS3021, SS3027, SS3033, SS3041, SS3045, SS3111, SS3112, SS3118, SS3119, PA3103 (5 credits per module)

A list of the module titles for each subject may be found here.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

BSocSc (Hons) (Theory and Policy in Youth and Community Work) Year 3 - Alternative degree pathway for students not completing Third Year Social Science (Youth and Community Work)

The BSocSc (Hons) (Theory and Policy in Youth and Community Work) is an alternative degree pathway for students who do not satisfy the pass standard for the professional practice/placement modules in Year 2 (SS2107- 10 credit)  or in Year 3 (SS3107 - 10 credits and/or SS3104 - 10 credits) of the BSocSc (Youth and Community Work) programme over the Summer and/or Autumn Supplemental Examinations. Such students may opt instead to register for the BSocSc (Hons) (Theory and Policy in Youth and Community Work) (BSocScTPYCW (Hons)) and in Third Year take as an alternative any four of the following 5 credit non-professional practice modules: SS3005, SS3006, SS3008, SS3011, SS3015, SS3016, SS3019, SS3021, SS3033, SS3041, SS3045, SS3118.

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