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Applied social studies 5M2181
What is applied social studies?
This one year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a social care, community development or residential setting. The care worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use with adolescents, families and the elderly in a caring, educational or development role.
A theoretical approach to community and health services/social studies will be complemented by practical experience. The following modules will be offered in 2015 subject to availability and demand:
• Social Studies • Communications
• Applied Psychology • Work Experience
• Intercultural Studies • Word Processing
• Child Development • Safety and Health at work
• Care Provision and Practice
• Human Growth and Development
•Legal Provision and Practice
QQI Level 5 in Applied Social Studies 5M2181
Graduates may pursue a certificate or degree course in many of the IT colleges or universities around the country or alternatively may seek immediate employment in a range of Community Care, Health Care, and Community Development centres/initiatives. There are now a large range of Social Studies or Community Care certificate and degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme. For example, there are now 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, there are 10 places in Maynooth University through Social Science and Arts as well as five places in UCD and a large quota in other third level colleges like IT Blanchardstown, DIT and IT Dundalk.
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