UCC CPD courses

SS6020 Principles and Practice of Youth Work

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  • Title

    SS6020 Principles and Practice of Youth Work

  • Code

    SS6020

  • College

    Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

  • Fees

    €1021.66 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Where modules are part of an existing programme and are to be offered as CPD Modules, the applicant will be expected to meet the entry requirements of the programme. Applicants will normally have achieved a minimum grade of a 2H2 in an Honours degree. Candidates will be normally be graduates from cognate disciplines, including but not limited to: Social Science, Education (incl. Sports Studies), Social Work, Early Years and Childhood Studies, Social Care (NFQ, Level 8), Sociology and Psychology. Applicants are also required to possess a minimum of two years' experience in a paid or voluntary capacity in a full-time youth work position (or equivalent part-time experience) See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2021

  • Credits

    10

  • Start Date

    Semester I

Outline

Module Objective: To introduce students to the historical, cultural and socio-political background of youth work and to critically evaluate the philosophies and practices underpinning youth work and the role of the youth worker.

Module Content: This module assesses the nature and purpose of youth work practice in contemporary society through reviewing youth work's history, development and context within wider society. It introduces students to the different constructions and meanings of the terms 'youth' and 'youth work', and it reviews the changing subjective experiences of young people in contemporary society.

The module further explores the tensions and debates within youth work, the ideologies that have shaped its development, and introduces students to the differing operational structures that pertain in youth work (such as clubs, projects and streetwork). The module presents students with the core theoretical and policy knowledge required to practice in a professional setting.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Trace the historical and contemporary development of youth work within wider social structures
  • Identify and evaluate key definitions youth and of youth work
  • Identify the principles and values that underlie and inform youth work
  • Identify and analyse current issues in youth work practice.
  • Outline, analyse and evaluate different models of youth work
  • Demonstrate awareness of youth policy at national and international levels
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of society’s structural forces in shaping the biographies of young people
  • Engage with the principles of reflexive practice in youth work
  • Critically evaluate the implementation of quality standards in youth work.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Contact Hours*:  48 hours

(12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 2hr(s) Workshops; 6 x 2hr(s) Seminars.)

The module will be delivered through a combination of on-line and face to face methods subject to Covid 19 guidelines.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2 x 2,000 word essays 100 marks per essay).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% 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: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: 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.

Practicalities

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 2hr(s) Workshops; 6 x 2hr(s) Seminars 

The module will be delivered through a combination of online and face to face methods subject to Covid 19 guidelines.

Requirements

*Where modules are part of an existing programme and are to be offered as CPD Modules, the applicant will be expected to meet the entry requirements of the programme.

Applicants will normally have achieved a minimum grade of a 2H2 in an Honours degree.

Candidates will be normally be graduates from cognate disciplines, including but not limited to: Social Science, Education (incl. Sports Studies), Social Work, Early Years and Childhood Studies, Social Care (NFQ, Level 8), Sociology and Psychology. 

Applicants are also required to possess a minimum of two years' experience in a paid or voluntary capacity in a full-time youth work position (or equivalent part-time experience)

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €1021.66.   There is also an application fee of É35.00

 

How Do I Apply

03 03 21 CPD Form

  •  Download and complete the application form at the link.
  1. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  2. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  3. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

 

CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

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e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

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