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Applied Social Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2181
QQI Award Code:  5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2181
QQI Award Code 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The 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 the 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. A follow on Year 2 QQI Level 6 certificate is also available.

What will you Study?

Social Studies 5N1370
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Psychology 5N0754
Legal Provision and Practice
Word Processing 5N1358
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EASSX 5M2181

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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Community & Voluntary
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