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|QQI Award Code||5M2181 Applied Social Studies|
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 is Applied Social Studies?
This 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.
The Applied Social Studies QQI course will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This course will serve as training for social care/community care/healthcare industries or as a link to Applied Social Studies/Social Care or Nursing certificate or degree courses in many IT colleges throughout the country. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. A Year Two QQI Level 6 certificate is also available in Dunboyne College of Further Education.
Graduates may pursue a certificate or degree course in many of the IT colleges or universities around the country or alternatively may seek immediate employment in a range of Community Care, Health Care, and Community Development centres/initiatives. There are now a large range of Social Studies or Community Care certificate and degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme.
For example, there are now 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, there are 10 places in Maynooth University through Social Science and Arts as well as five places in UCD and a large quota in other third level colleges like IT Blanchardstown, DIT and IT Dundalk.
Social Studies 5N1370
Work Experience 5N1356
Legal Provision and Practice
Word Processing 5N1358
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
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College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)
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The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.