SS2814: Managing Youth and Community Youth Projects

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 80hr(s) Other (supervised preparatory work); 100hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed study)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To give people an insight into practical skills in the management and running of Youth and Community Work projects.
Module Content: This module will provide students with the practical skills of running projects, strategic planning, identifying funding sources, working with official documents, managing records and writing reports. Students will also become familiar with management structures of various agencies.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Compose project reports.
  • Identify the management structures in voluntary and statutory agencies.
  • Demonstrate the ability of strategic planning/supervision.
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills, keep and manage records, comply with data protection.
  • Identify the structure of funding and funding streams.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with EC policy.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2,000 word Portfolio, 150 marks; Class Presentation (including written overview, 1,000 words), 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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