Full Title:Introduction to Youth Work
Module Code:YTWK H7001
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Define youth work, describe the core competancies for youth work and understand how youth work differs from other work with adolescents.
  2. Analyse the context of a young person taking in home, community and other agencies.
  3. Demonstrate the skills for exploring community youth work issues through different mediums such as sports, games, arts, and improvisation.
  4. Begin to understand and gain the competacies needed to become a reflective practitioner.
  5. To gain a clear understanding of relevant mechancisms in youth work setting such as National Quality Standards Framework.
  6. Identify different learning styles and begin to look at strategies for engaging with young people using different methods and effective approaches.
  7. To gain a real insight of what youth work practice looks like at frontline level.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Youth Work as a discipline.
Define youth work, who does youth work and why?
Context of a young person.
Youth Work is not in isolation - parents, family, community, peers, other agencies and youth work role.
Reflective Practice
To build skills for being both a reflective writer and practitioner.
Introduction to Relevant Policy
Occupational Standards National Quality Standards Framework NSETS
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Portfolio Portfolio of work to include reflective journal, immediate and considered responses, study plan, film review. Attendance and feedback from project visits. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 9.00 Every Week 9.00
Directed Reading No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Barnes P. 2002, Leadership with Young People, Russell House Publishing Dorset
  • Young K. 1999, The Art of Youth Work, Russell House Dorset
  • Lalor, De Roiste, Devlin 2007, Young People In Contemporary Ireland, Gill and MacMillan Dublin
  • Moon J. 2004, Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice, Routledge Falmer
  • Smith M. 1983, Creators not Consumers, UK Publications Leicester
  • Gardner H. 2006, Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice, Basic Books
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HCYWO_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Youth Work 1 Mandatory
DK_HCYWO_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Youth Studies 1 Mandatory