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Applied Social Studies - HND

Course Code(s):  SHND
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code SHND
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The course involves comprehensive coverage of psychological and sociological perspectives. Social issues with their inherent ethical challenges are at the heart of the programme. A practical component of the course equips students with the skills and qualities required of workers in the field. Work experience is an important part of the programme.

Throughout the two years there is a minimum of two periods of five week work placements including work with travelling people, homeless people, young offenders, former prisoners, substance abusers and women in refuge. Special schools and residential centres, hospitals and rehabilitation workshops, day care and training centres also feature on our wide range of work placement options.

What will you Study?

Research Project (K/601/0941)
Social Policy (M/601/1590)














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.

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