The Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work at University College Cork provides students with the opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical skills in the field of youth work. This one-year program is designed for those looking to pursue a career in this field, providing them with an understanding of key concepts related to youth development, community engagement, and social justice. The program will equip students with the knowledge needed to identify, assess, and respond to needs of young people within their communities. Through a combination of coursework and practical projects, graduates will be able to complete the requirements of accreditation as youth workers in Ireland and abroad. With an emphasis on experiential learning and direct engagement with young people and their families, this diploma program provides students with an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable young people while developing a career in youth work.