Social Studies with Youth Work

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Youth Work
Programme Co-ordinator: Aoife Duffy
Award Code: 5M4732
Course Code: 414203

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time programme designed to provide learners with the essential practical and theoretical skills of social studies, including psychology and associated therapies, the role of the youth worker and an insight into challenges facing our communities and young people.  

Component Awards:

  • Social Studies (5N1370)
  • Psychology (5N0754)
  • Understanding Youthwork (5N1366)
  • Working with Young People (5N1384)
  • Young People and Society (5N2002)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Criminology (5N2107)


  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education programmes in the field of Social Studies, Youth Work, Community Studies, Social Care and Addiction Studies
  • Opportunities to access employment positions in a range of community-based settings including Resource Centres and community projects, Youth Clubs, Activity Centres, Charities etc.  

“The Social Studies and Youth Work course has given me the confidence to pursue a career dedicated to helping and supporting young people in our society, our future generation. I enjoyed my time at College of FET Kilkenny and gained the knowledge to move on to a career that I’ve always wanted. I highly recommend this course!”

Aoife – Social Studies & Youth Work