UCC CPD courses

SS6036 Youth Work: Skills for Working with Individuals and Groups


Fact File

  • Title

    SS6036 Youth Work: Skills for Working with Individuals and Groups

  • Code


  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    This module will open for applications for HEA-funded spaces on 12/11/2020. Where eligible, applicants will be entitled to a funded space on this module. Where ineligible, normal module fees apply: €1,000 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    27th November 2020

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    14th December 2020


Module Objective: To equip students with the skills required to respond effectively to the needs of young people in individual (one to one) and group situations.

Module Content: This module builds on the theoretical and practical foundations of reflective youth work practice methodologies in developing student skills for working with individuals and groups.

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

  • Recognise and apply appropriate theories of counselling
  • Practice appropriate engagement and communication skills
  • Recognise professional limits and boundaries in youth work
  • Respond effectively to individuals in crisis
  • Facilitate youth groups
  • Design and implement developmental group work programmes using appropriate resources
  • Record and evaluate group work processes and outcomes
  • Record and evaluate work and outcomes with individual young people
  • Understand the impacts of modernity on young people as individuals and as a cohort.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 2hr(s) Directed Study.


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


*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 €1000.

This module is currently open for applications for HEA-funded spaces on 11/11/2020.  Where eligible, applicants will be entitled to a funded space (either 90% or 100% funded) on this module.

There is NO €35 application fee for HEA-Funded Applicants.  Click here to check eligibility.


Where ineligible to apply for a HEA-Funded space normal module fees (below) apply:

The fee for this module is €1,000 for EU applicants. 

There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

If you are eligible to apply for a HEA funded space in 2020:

How to apply for a July Stimulus Place below

 1. Click on this link July Stimulus CPD Form , download form and complete.

 2. Return form by email to cpd@ucc.ie 

 3. No application fee required


If you are ineligible for a funded place please download your application form using the link below and follow the application steps.

 CPD Module Application Form 2020/21

 Download and complete the application form at the link below.

  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

Applications for this module are now open.

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