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Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Course Code
CI061AT AL664
Career Zone
NFQ Type
2 Years
Full Time

Course Summary

Private College - additional fees apply. SUSI grants not available.

This is a two-year, full-time course. The second year of the course is undertaken in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). At the end of the second year, students will receive a Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, a QQI award at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. They may then opt to study for one further year in AIT to achieve a level 7 BA degree in Applied Social Studies and subsequently students may progress to a final year, BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies, a Level 8 qualification.

This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.

Not a CAO Course - Fees apply.

Course Details

College Link > CI061AT AL664 - Social Studies in Applied Social Care (with LYIT)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website

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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Career Progression

This course aims to prepare students for employment in all social care sectors, such as residential care, care of people with specific needs, etc.

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

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