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Social Studies & Community Care

Course Code(s):  5M2786 HE
QQI Award Code:  5M2786 Community Care
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2786 HE
QQI Award Code 5M2786 Community Care
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course introduces learners to the study of sociology and social care. It provides the academic foundation as well as the practical experience necessary for working in the social services or for those who wish to further their studies.

Learners develop an awareness and understanding of the complexity of contemporary social issues. Promoting equality of opportunity, respecting cultural diversity and valuing the individual are some of the issues which are addressed.

What will you Study?

Social Studies 5N1370
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Equality and Disability 5N1273
Communications 5N0690
Addiction Studies
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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
DCHCC 5M2786

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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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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