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Applied Social Studies with Psychology

Course Code(s):  5M2181
QQI Award Code:  5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Kerry College of Further Education

Kerry College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is a one year full time course offering an introduction to the theory and practice of social studies and social care. This course will interest those wishing to explore and develop their knowledge and practical experience of social issues and practice.

It equips the student with the basic skills to work in community agencies such as family resource centres, youth organisations, community and voluntary organisations. This course may also assist applications to certain third level institutions.

What will you Study?

Social Studies 5N1370
Psychology 5N0754
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Criminology 5N2107
Word Processing 5N1358
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EASSX 5M2181

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Community & Voluntary
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