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Applied Social Studies

Course Code(s):  5M2181
QQI Award Code:  5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2181
QQI Award Code 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Applied Social Studies will introduce you to the theory and practice of the key areas of social studies and social care. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment in a variety of community, health and education organisations.

What will you Study?

Social Studies 5N1370
Psychology 5N0754
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Political Studies 5N1837
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care Support 5N0758
Occupational First Aid 5N1207

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
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
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.
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