Technology Enhanced Youth Work

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Technology Enhanced Youth Work
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code 5971
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose Limerick Institute of Technology Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Flexible, Online
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Dates: September & January
Duration 30 weeks, 2 semesters.

Online Lectures - Online lectures & reading material to be accessed over 2 evenings per week, taking approx. 3 hours per session to complete. Access time for these sessions at the student’s discretion.

Seminar - 1 seminar each semester at LIT Thurles; all students expected to attend.

Webinar - 3 hour webinar each month Workplace Learning - Students expected to spend min. 5 hours per week working/volunteering in a youth work setting.
Course Fee

All Taught Postgraduate students can avail of three payment options:
Option 1: 100% on registration.
Option 2: 50% on registration and 50% by the 15th January.
Option 3: By Instalment Plan – Signed and Agreed with the Grants & Fees Off...

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Financial Support

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Entry Requirements A relevant honours degree or approved equivalent with a minimum award of Second Class Honours Grade 2.2 or A primary honours degree AND at least 3 years relevant professional responsibility and experience.

Candidates must also be actively involved in youth work either as a volunteer or a paid employee working at least 5 hours per week with a registered youth work organisation or project.

Candidates will need to have demonstrated an adequate level of English, for example IELTS 5.5.
Comment Qualification
Certificate in Technology Enhanced Youth Work (Special Purpose Award, Level 9)

Location: Online delivery with one seminar each month at LIT
Course Content Aims
The overall objective is to equip youth workers with skills and analytical capabilities in the use of digital media in youth work. This course will be informed by an understanding of youth work principles and practice.
Subjects Taught

This course will begin with a series of modules on youth work, on completion of which the student will proceed to modules looking at the specific issues relating to technology enhanced youth work.

Block Introduction to Critical Youth Wor...

Assessment Method There will be a cross modular project for each block constituting 40% marks for each module. The subject of this will be agreed with the host youth organisation. There will be an essay or project for each module worth 40%. Students will complete a series of online questions based on the lectures which will count for 20% of the module mark.
Number of Credits 30
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 0504 28112

For academic queries:
Contact: Paul Keating