Youth Work & Addiction Studies

Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Youth Work
Programme Co-ordinator: Aoife Duffy
Award Code: 5M4732
Course Code: 414197

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full-time programme designed to provide learners with the essential practical and theoretical skills of youthwork practice, the role of the youth worker and an insight into challenges facing our communities.  

Component Awards:

  • Understanding Youthwork (5N1366)
  • Working with Young People (5N1384)
  • Young People and Society (5N2002)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • Criminology (5N2107)
  • Community Addiction Studies (5N1834)
  • Psychology (5N0754) 


  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education programmes in the field of Social Studies, Youth Work, 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 etc.  

“Youth Work and Addiction Studies has opened my eyes to so many different careers. I loved every module on the course and I made best friends for life! If it wasn’t for Ormonde College I wouldn’t be going on to the career I am greatly interested in. My co-ordinator was also a great help throughout the whole year and never failed to give a helping hand when needed!”

Katie – Youth Work & Addiction Studies 2023