Applied Social Studies

Area:
Westmeath
Price: on request
Duration: Sept to May
Type:
PLC and Further Education
Times:
One Academic Year

Course description

 

APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES (5M2181)

The overall aim of the course is to introduce the learner to the area of sociology and social studies.  Thsi programme will provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their understnding, awareness,knowledge, research and study skills and competance in the area of Applied Social Studies so that they may proceed to work in the social care sector or progress to further or higher study.

COURSE CONTENT

Human Growth and Development, Work Experience, Social Studies, Care Support, Communications, Psychology, Young people and Society and Intercultural.

WORKSHOPS/FIELD TRIPS

Team Building and Leadership
Manual Handling
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Family Resource Centre
Suicide Awareness
Mental Health
Community Police
The Travelling Community
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Moate Business College
6M4978 Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management  Skills(Level 6)

Athlone Institute of Technology
AL765 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7)
AL860 Social Care Practice (Level 8) – Direct entry to year 2

Waterford Institute of Technology
WD124 Health Promotion (Level 8)
WD192 Social Care Practice (Level 8)

GMIT
GA879 Applied Social Studies (Castlebar) (Level 7)

Carlow Institute of Technology
CW068 Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) (Level 8) – Direct entry to year 2
CW768 Social and Community Studies (Level 8)
CW788 Youth and Community Work (Level 8)

NUI Maynooth

MH116 Communtiy and Youth Work (Level 8)

*Qualified applicants can apply for direct entry to year 2 of related courses

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On successful completion of the Level 5 Applied Social Studies Programme, students may seek employment in the field of Community Development or Health and Social Care.  They can also apply through the CAO and UCAS

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award:

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies – 5M2181

Applications are especially welcome from mature students

 

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie


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