The programme provides a strong intellectual background for anyone thinking of working in culturally sensitive areas such as policing, social work, journalism, politics, research, care, health and justice agencies, support groups, prisons, charities, film or television.
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.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|BSMSX||Supervisory Management Skills|
|CCNMX||Computer and Network Maintenance|
|DSACX||School Age Childcare|
|CNSSX||Networks and Software Systems|
|EFTVP||Film & TV Production|
|EMMWD||Multimedia and Web Development|
|EPAAX||Performing Arts Administration|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|BCCOX||5M2071||Contact Centre Operations|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
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 Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Students on this course can develop their critical thinking, comparative and cultural analysis, grasp of the role of history, the basis of moral justifications, statistics, and a range of research methods. This skill set is invaluable for sensitive occupations such as policing, prisons, probation, social work, social administration, security work, charities, journalism, television, film, internet and traditional publishing, politics and community development.