Dunboyne College of Further EducationSocial Studies / Social Care 5M2181

Social Studies / Social Care 5M2181

1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept - May
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

• Level 5 Applied Social Studies 5M2181

This one-year course aims to prepare students for work
with people in a social care, community development
or residential setting. The care worker needs 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. The Applied Social
Studies course will lay a foundation for these skills and
provide the work experience to put learning into practice.
This course will serve as training for social care/community
care/ healthcare sectors or as a link to Applied Social
Studies/Social Care certificate or degree courses in many
Technological Universities throughout the country. This
programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced
mature persons seeking a qualification in this area.

A theoretical approach to community and health services/
social studies will be complemented by practical experience.
The following modules will be offered subject to availability
or demand and are subject to change:

• Social Studies
• Applied Psychology
• Intercultural Studies
• Criminology
• Young People and Society
• Community Addiction
• Safety and Health at
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Word Processing

Graduates may pursue a certificate or degree course in
many of the Universities around the country or alternatively
may seek immediate employment in a range of Community
Care, Health Care, and Community Development centres/
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 10 places in Maynooth University through Social
Science and over 175 places through First Arts as well as fi ve
places in UCD and a large quota in other third level colleges
like South East Technological University Carlow/Waterford,
DCU, TUD City Campus/Blanchardstown/Tallaght, NUIG,
Dundalk Institute of Technology, University of Limerick,
Technological University of the Shannon Limerick/Athlone,
Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny, St. Patrick’s
College Maynooth, Milltown, Marino Institute of Education,
NCI, Munster Technological University, UCC, UCD.

TUD Blanchardstown: TU991 Applied Social Studies
in Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years)
TUD Blanchardstown: TU791 Applied Social Studies
in Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years)
TUD City Campus: TU996 Social Care
(Level 8, 3 Years)
Maynooth University: MH107 Social Science Level 8,
4 Years)
DCU: DC238 Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation
(Level 8, 4 Years)
DCU: DC009 Human Development Arts
(Level 8, 3-4 Yrs)
DCU: DC209 Health and Society (Level 8, 3 Years)
TUD Tallaght: TU997 Applied Social Care
(Level 8, 4 Years)
DKIT: DK862 Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years)
TUS Athlone: US782 Applied Social Studies in Social
Care (Level 7, 3 Years)
SETU Wexford: SE917 Applied Social Studies
(Level 8, 4 Years)

• Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
• Mature Students or;
• Other equivalent qualifications
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of
previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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