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Social Studies/Social Care

CERTIFICATION:

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) ITB: BN107/TU991 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years) DIT:   DT571/TU996 Social Care (Level 8, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level 8, 4 Years)

SOCIAL STUDIES / SOCIAL CARE

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 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

The following modules will be offered in 2020, subject to availability and demand:

• Social Studies

• Applied Psychology

• Intercultural Studies

• Human Growth & Development

• Young People & Society

• Community Addiction Studies

• Criminology

• Understanding Mental Health

• Communications

• Work Experience

• Word Processing

 

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