Social Studies / Social Care
This one-year course will aim 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 QQI 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 or Nursing 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.
Social Studies • Applied Psychology • Intercultural Studies • Criminology • Young People and Society • Community Addiction Studies • Safety and Health at Work • Communications • Work Experience • Word Processing
• QQI Level 5 in Applied Social Studies 5M2181
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/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 10 places in Maynooth University through Social Science and over 175 places through First Arts as well as f ive 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.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
TUD Blanchardstown: TU991 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU996 Social Care (Level 8, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC238 Social Sciences & Cultural Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC009 Human Development Arts (Level 8, 3-4 Yrs) South East Technological University Waterford: WD018 Applied Social Studies (Level 7, 3 Years) DCU: DC209 Health & Society (Level 8, 3 Years) South East Technological University Carlow: CW068 Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU997 Applied Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK862 Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie