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BN011
Applied Social Studies in Social Care

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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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Social studies refers to the study of the various fields which involves past, current, and predicting future human behaviour and interactions. It covers topics such as economics, politics, geography, and psychology. This knowledge can be applied to try an improve the lives of people.

The course has a large emphasis on the practical application of taught knowledge and skills to the various work settings of social care.

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BN011 - Applied Social Studies in Social Care
IT Blanchardstown

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BN011 - Applied Social Studies in Social Care
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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This course enables students to work with a variety of people, both in the community and in residential settings.



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