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Social Care - Advanced Certificate

Course Code(s):  6M2218
QQI Award Code:  6M2218 Social and Vocational Integration
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 
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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

This full time course will be of benefit to those who have a particular interest in the professional aspects of social care.

The course is designed for students who have already qualified in Level 5 in Social Studies, Special Needs or a course in a similar field. It will suit those who have a good knowledge of social care, seeking to progress in their professional development.

What will you Study?

Childhood. Social. Legal and Health Issues
Person Centred Planning
Team Leadership
Personal and Professional Development
Rehabilitation Practice
Boundary Management
Mental Health Awareness
Disability Awareness
Occupational First Aid
Patient and Manual Handling
MAPA Management of Actual and Potential Aggression

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
6M2218

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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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