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CK114
Social Science - Youth & Community Work (Mature Applicants)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Social studies (or social science) refers to the study of the various fields which explore past, current, and future human behaviour and interactions. It covers topics such as economics, politics, geography, psychology, and sociology .

This course is for mature students only. Students who are aged 23 or over on first of January on the year of application.

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CK114 - Social Science - Youth & Community Work (Mature Applicants)
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC

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CK114 - Social Science - Youth & Community Work (Mature Applicants)
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  6M4978  Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
  6M3115  Information, Advice and Advocacy
  6M2263  Inclusive Education and Training
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
BSMSX    Supervisory Management Skills
ECAXX    Community Arts
ECDEV  6M3674  Community Development
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education


Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in any 4 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience
6N1946 - Work Experience
W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice
6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification. Additional entry requirements for CK114:
Entry to the first year of this programme is available on a competitive basis to students who achieve a minimum of 4 Distinctions (i.e. greater than 80%) from any of the FETAC Level 5 or Level 6 programmes listed. Applicants must have reached 21 years of age on or before 1st January of the year of proposed entry. Applicants should have the equivalent of at least one years experience. either paid of voluntary. in the youth/community/voluntary sector.Interview will be used as an additional mechanism.

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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