Have you an interest in and an aptitude for working with young people?  Learn about all of the pertinent challenges and issues that face young people today in order to give you a stepping stone to study in this area. This full time course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to advance in the youth work field.

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My experience at CCOC has been one of the best experiences I have ever encountered.  The teaching staff are just fantastic their very understanding and patience. CCOC is a non-judgemental learning environment making it very easy to turn up to college every day. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here in every sense of the word.

Lisa Regan

Deciding to go to Cork College of Commerce to do the Youth Work QQI level 5 was honestly the best decision I have ever made. I was a bit worried going back to college because I was a mature student and didn’t think I would be able to do the work. I won’t lie it was hard at times but the teachers helped me out a lot with what every they could. While doing the course we covered both theory and practice and that gave me the confidence to go on to Cork Institute of Technology to where I am I know studying Social Care which is a 4-year course and at the end of it I’ll have a Bachelor of Arts. I would recommend doing the Youth Work course to anyone who is planning on working in any sector that deals with kids. Graduate 2016.

PJ O'Brien, CIT student

I would recommend QQI Level 5 in youth work in Cork College of Commerce as a top notch course for anyone interested in working with young people. As a mature student who already had a lot of experience in care work youth work opened my mind to the psychology of group work and helped me understand the workings of a young person’s mind. The course helped me to develop the skills I already had and gave a whole new view of how to approach and help people in general. The support from teachers was second to none and they delivered 100% on content and interaction with class. This course gave me the confidence to further my education and get the qualifications I need to return to care work. 100% satisfaction from a very happy ex youth work student.

Mark Lucey, Graduate student

I would highly recommend the QQI level 5 Youthwork course to anyone who is looking to pursue a career in the youth work sector. The course is designed perfectly to give you all the knowledge required for working with youths and the support from the teachers is second to none. I have been volunteering for youth clubs for 5 years and felt that I needed to get more education within this area. After completing this course it has opened doors to many other options in education and work.

Michelle Murphy, Graduate student