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Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Social Studies & Psychology- Applied

Course Code(s):  5M2181 CS04
QQI Award Code:  5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2181 CS04
QQI Award Code 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of social studies and social care, to encourage learners to explore and develop their knowledge of social issues, psychology, community care and practice.

This course will focus on a range subjects relevant to employment in the field of social care. Learners will develop a range of personal and interpersonal qualities for work in a range of community settings. Work Experience within a variety of social care settings forms an integral part of the course, with emphasis on communication and team working skills.

What will you Study?

Social Studies 5N1370
Young People and Society 5N2002
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Psychology 5N0754
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358

Options:
Teamworking 5N1367
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
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.
Social & Caring
Community & Voluntary
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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