Course Overview

Do you have an interest in responding to the health needs of young people? Do you wish to develop your understanding of the determinants of health on people’s lives? If you interested in the significant role of research in the development of knowledge and best practice in health promotion and wish to acquire or further develop the core competencies to practice health promotion - then this course is for you.

Applications and Selections

Initial application and pre-screening is conducted by the National Youth Council of Ireland, please contact for further information. 

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Assessment includes 3 academic essays, a learning journal and a group work assignment.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Initial application and pre-screening is conducted by the National Youth Council of Ireland.

Additional Requirements


1 academic year

Next start date


A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date
NFQ level


Mode of study

Blended Learning

ECTS weighting




Course code

Course Outline

This part-time course, run in partnership with the National Youth Council of Ireland, takes place over one academic year, starting in September and finishing in May, with 15 contact teaching days (5 blocks of 3 days) in Dublin.  The course aims to provide students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion.

Students take a generic module - Foundations of Health Promotion, a specialist youth health module – which includes content on young people and health behaviour, and the settings approach to health promotion.  A practical project is the final component which involves the development of an organisational health promotion strategy.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Students participating in this course work in the youth sector.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Rachael Treanor
National Youth Council of Ireland


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