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YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK at U.C.C.

Are you :

  •  Thinking about a career in Youth and Community Work?
  •  Interested in gaining a Professional Qualification in Youth and Community Work?
  •  Involved with Youth and Community Work and would like to know more?
  •  Committed to principles of Social justice, rights and equality?

UCC BYCW brochure 2017-2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Places on the Youth & Community Work Course are mainly reserved for mature students (23 years and over on January 1st 2018) *. No formal academic qualifications are required. However, successful applicants are required to demonstrate their potential to complete an undergraduate degree. Applicants are also expected to have some relevant experience working or volunteering in the sector. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview.

*There are also FETAC/QQI and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) entry routes.

HOW DO I APPLY?

There are two parts to the application for this course. First, mature students must apply on-line through the CAO by February 1st 2018 at www.cao.ie. Then, you must register for the MSAP (Mature Student Admissions Pathway), a two hour written assessment, which will be held on March 3rd 2018. You must register for the MSAP assessment (fee €78) by February 4th 2018, using your CAO number (MSAP accepts late registration until Feb 18th 2018 subject to additional late fee of €35). There are also FETAC and ACE entry routes.

Details of registration and the assessment test are available www.msap.acer.edu.au. For more information, please contact UCC’s Admissions Office on (021) 4902272.

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork

 

 

Information Sessions to raise awareness of the link between Alcohol & Cancer

Thursday, 23rd November

Information sessions open to the public to raise awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer will take place next Thursday 23rd of November at 11am in the Youth Centre in Knocknaheeny and 2pm in The Hut in Gurranabraher. These information sessions hosted by the HSE Cork & Kerry Alcohol Strategy Group and in partnership with the Cork Cancer Action Network will mark this year’s European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm. The European theme for 2017 is to highlight the link between alcohol and cancer.

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reviewed the scientific evidence in 2010 and confirmed that alcohol can cause 8 types of cancer including that of the mouth, larynx (voicebox), oesophagus (foodpipe), pharynx, bowel, breast, pancreas and liver.

Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Tony Fitzgerald will officially launch the information sessions and there will also be guest speakers from the Irish Cancer Society and the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The HSE “ask about alcohol” Campaign www.askaboutalcohol.ie launched earlier this year will be highlighted at these events. “Drink less and gain more; energy, sleep, wellbeing, health” is a key message of the askaboutalcohol.ie campaign, which also promotes people to drink less and reduce your risk of cancer.

These awareness raising information sessions are open to the general public, young people, parents, educators, healthcare workers and people who are worried about themselves or a loved one to attend. There will be information stands as well as presentations at each event for people to gather a greater awareness about the link between alcohol and cancer.

Tesco Community Funding for Friendly Call Cork

Brenda Barry from Friendly Call Cork being presented with a cheque for €294.12 from Tesco Paul Street as part of the Tesco Community Fund on Tuesday, 5th September 2017. 

Thank you to all Tesco customers and employees for your support. This generous funding will go towards our bi-monthly Friendly Call Afternoon Tea events.

For further information on Friendly Call Cork, please contact Brenda at 087 6366407 or at Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie

Full details available FRIENDLY CALL CORK 2017

 

The Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course 2017/18 -QQI/FETAC Level 5

This course is delivered in conjunction with the Cork College of Commerce.

SUI Course Brochure 17-18

SUI Application 2017-18

 

This part time evening course is designed to promote good practice among those who work (paid / voluntary positions with young people and in various capacities across communities. It provides a critical perspective on some of the issues including community development and drug / alcohol issues which can affect young people and communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. The two components should promote the ability of learners to work safely and effectively in youth and / or community work settings. The programme also aims to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills in sourcing and / or resourcing applicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities.

 

Please take a look at  the entry requirements (on the brochure attached) and if you  have any questions  you can contact me on either the partnership’s landline or on my mobile or by email  (details below). The course fee for successful applicants is €125.  Please feel free to forward this email to applicable contacts / colleagues etc. and if you are working or liaising with any groups or mentors,  I am very open to popping along to go over the course entry details with them.

 

 

The SUI Course 17/18 documents can be viewed and downloaded from the Partnership’s website at  http://corkcitypartnership.ie/community-outreach-and-drug-awareness-programme/

 

Graduates will receive a QQI /FETAC Level 5 Combined Component Award.

Course Modules:

(1) Understanding Community Development  

(2) Substance Use Issues in Youth and Community Work

 

Application Closing Date: Monday 28th  of August 2017

Information Session & Interviews: 12th September 201

When: Tuesday 7.00 — 10.00 pm (evening)

Course Duration: October 2017 — April 2018

Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus

Course Modules: (1) Understanding Community Development & (2) Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work.

 

Celebrate our learning – Exhibition in Hollyhill Library

Celebrate our learning

from 7th 30th June

Exhibition in Hollyhill Library

An exhibition of work from Cork City Partnership supported Community Arts Initiatives in

Knocknaheeny, Gurranabraher, Churchfield, Fairhill & Ballyvolane

Works exhibited, include a wide range of photographs & paintings, produced by local people

To get involved in these and similar Community Arts Initiatives

Contact: Margo Hayes, Cork City Partnership at 087- 1962023

 

Men’s Health Week: 12th -18th June

Men’s Health Week will take place from the 12th – 18th June 2017.

The core aims of Men’s Health Week is to

  • Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages §
  • Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities §
  • Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males

We are encouraging as many youth organisations as possible to take part in Men’s Health Week. For information on what you or your organisation can do visit http://www.mhfi.org/mhw2017celebrateit.pdf

If you are participating in Men’s Health Week we would love to hear about what activities you organised.

We are asking organisations to send us pictures of the events that they have run and we will feature them in the next Clár na nÓg and our social media feeds.  If you are holding an event big or small, the Men’s Health Forum would appreciate if you could register your event on the link below

http://www.mhfi.org/mhw/promote-an-event.html

Keep an eye out on our twitter page @nycinews during the week to see what other organisations throughout Ireland are doing.

Print out posters and put them up throughout your organisation to get the conversation started.

http://www.mhfi.org/mhw2017posterA3.pdf

http://www.mhfi.org/mhw2017posterA4.pdf