FAQ – Youth Work

What courses are linked to Youth Work?2022-04-11T14:01:27+01:00

For the full list please see https://morrisonsislandcampus.ie/progressions/.

Will I need to do work experience as part of the course, and will the college find me a placement?2022-04-11T13:59:51+01:00

Yes, there is a mandatory work experience one day a week. Students source their own placement with the support of the work experience administrators.

What hours are involved?2022-04-11T13:57:16+01:00

The course is full time and runs Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday potentially from 9-5pm and on Fridays from 9-2pm. There are 20 hours of classes, so you may have a late morning or an early evening in the week and time off during the day for study/working on assignments. Wednesdays are work experience days.

Can this course be completed online?2022-05-01T14:55:05+01:00

We do not offer the Youth Work course online.

I have been Garda vetted already. Do I need to have this done again?2022-04-11T14:00:23+01:00

Garda vetting is required for work experience, and you will make an application in September before the course starts. Garda vetting is for the organisation so unless you have already been Garda Vetted for the Cork ETB (Education and Training Board), you will need to make another application in Sept with the guidance of our Garda vetting team.

How is the course assessed?2022-04-11T13:58:38+01:00

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework (projects, assignments, learner records and portfolios) which is done throughout the year and one written exam (Criminology only) held at the end April/start May.

Is this course offered at night?2022-04-28T14:00:17+01:00

No, the Youth Work is not offered at night however some of the individual modules on the course are available at night. Please see the following link for further details: https://ccocnightcollege.ie/.

What 3rd level links does the Youth Work course have to MTU & UCC?2022-04-28T13:59:23+01:00


  • CK101 Arts L8
  • CK102 Social Science L8
  • CK104 Arts with Music L8
  • CK105 Film and Screen Media L8
  • CK108 Arts (International) L8
  • CK109 English L8
  • CK110 World Languages
  • CK112 Theatre & Performative Practices L8
  • CK113 Criminology L8
  • CK114 Social Science (Youth and Community Work) L8 (applicants must be 21yrs+)
  • CK118 Digital Humanities & IT L8
  • CK122 Government and Political Science L8
  • CK301 Law L8
  • CK302 Law and French L8
  • CK304 Law and Irish L8
  • CK307 Law and Business L8


  • MT572 Early Childhood Education and Care L7 (Cork)
  • MT573 Social Care L7 (Cork)
  • MT574 Social Care L7 (Kerry)
  • MT575 Community Development L7 (Cork)
  • MT925 Counselling with Addiction (Kerry) (applicants must be 23years +)
  • MT974 Social Care L8 (Kerry)

Please note that the CAO points achieved from your results on the QQI L5 award (max 390pts) can be used to apply for any course in MTU provided any specific requirements are met.

There are many other 3rd level progression options available outside of Cork, for these and for more detailed information on progressions click on the following link https://morrisonsislandcampus.ie/progressions/.

Will I get a place in a 3rd level course if I do this course?2022-04-11T14:00:53+01:00

There are excellent links from the course into 3rd level courses. However, there is no guarantee of a place. Students apply through the CAO using their QQI level 5 results, so students need to work hard in order to achieve the best possible results.

How much does the course cost?2022-04-11T13:59:17+01:00

The course fees are €300 (€250 if you have a medical card).

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