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Social Care

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Course overview

Course Code 6M2218
QQI Award Code 6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Professional Social Care workers support some of society's most vulnerable people. This one-year professional qualification has been developed for people who wish to pursue a career in the caring services. This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of tuition and work-based education. Work placement must be completed in an appropriate Social Care setting. Upon completion students seek direct employment as Social Care Workers or progress to Higher Education.
This is an advanced course open to students who hold a QQI Level 5 Award in Social Care or its equivalent. Applicants should have an established interest in the Social Care area.

What will you Study?

Personal & Professional Development (6N1949)
Disability Awareness (6N1975)
Leadership (6N2191)
Rehabilitation Practice (6N2196)
Person Centred Planning (6N2206)
Health Promotion (6N2214)
Mental Health Awareness (6N2209)









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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
6M2218

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Further Research

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Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Funeral Director  
Naturopath   Aromatherapist  
Health Educator / Promotion Officer   Speech & Language Therapist  
Acupuncturist   Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse  
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General Nurse (RGN)   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Intellectual Disability Nurse    Sport Psychologist  
Probation Officer   Clinical Psychologist  
Ambulance Assistant / Intermediate Care Operative   Community Resource Worker - Visual Impairment  
Home Help Assistant   Home Help Organiser  
Music Therapist   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Care Assistant - Children   Nursery Nurse  
Aid Worker - Humanitarian   Care Worker  
Counsellor   Occupational Therapist  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Social Worker  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Community Development Worker / Officer  
Careers Adviser   Constituency Worker  
Psychotherapist   Community Education Officer  
Facilitator    

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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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