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Karl Curran

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I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!
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Applied Social Studies with Psychology

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

Castlebar 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

There is a recognised need for a variety of qualified practitioners in the social care sector. It is worth noting that there is an identified lack of men working in this field. This Social Studies course is the ideal stepping stone to help you get to third level. A significant number of students have also gained employment in settings such as Residential Care Centres, Community Projects, Youth Centres, Centres for the Elderly/Aged, or assisting people with disabilities.

Garda vetting must be successfully completed for all courses in the Department of Health Services, Childcare & Youth Work

What will you Study?

Social Studies 5N1370
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Psychology 5N0754
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Young People and Society 5N2002
Political Studies 5N1837
Equality and Disability 5N1273
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

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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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Related Career Sectors

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.
Social & Caring
Community & Voluntary
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