Applied Social Studies Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021

Course description

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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.
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
industries or as a link to Applied Social Studies/Social Care or Nursing
certificate or degree courses in many IT colleges throughout the country.
This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature
persons seeking a formal education.

Course Content
A theoretical approach to community and health services/social studies
will be complemented by practical experience. The following modules
will be offered:
• Social Studies • Communications
• Psychology • Work Experience
• Intercultural Studies • Word Processing
• Safety & Health at Work • Equality and Diversity
• Human Growth & Development
• Young People & Society

QQI Level 5 in Applied Social Studies 5M2181

Career Opportunities
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 10 places in Maynooth University
through Social Science and over 140 places through First Arts as well as
five places in UCD and a large quota in other third level colleges like
Athlone IT, IT Blanchardstown, Carlow IT, DCU, DIT, NUIG, Dundalk
IT, University of Limerick, Limerick IT, Letterkenny IT, St. Patrick’s
College Maynooth, Milltown, Marino Institute of Education, NCI, Sligo
IT, IT Tallaght, Tralee IT, UCC, UCD, and Waterford IT.

Higher Education Progression
ITB: BN107 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years)
DIT: DT571 Social Care (Level 8, 3 Years)
Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (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

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