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Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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Course overview

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

Course Description

The overall aim of the course is to introduce the learner to the area of sociology and social studies. This programme will provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their understanding, awareness, knowledge, research and study skills and competence in the area of Applied Social Studies so that they may proceed to work in the social care sector or progress to further or higher study.

What will you Study?

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT (5M4339)

COURSE CONTENT

Safety an Health at Work, Human Growth and Development, WOrk Experience, Care Skills, Social Studies, Care Support, Care of the Older Person, Communications and Care Provision and Practice

WORKSHOPS/FIELD TRIPS

Team Building and Leadership Manual Handling Drug and Alcohol Addiction Family Resource Centre Suicide Awareness Mental Health Community Police The Travelling Community  

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Moate Business College 6M4978 Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management  Skills(Level 6)

Athlone Institute of Technology AL664 Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 6) AL680 BA Honours in Social Care Practice(Level 8)

Waterford Institute of Technology WD124 Health Promotion (Level 8) WD192 Social Care Practice (Level 8)

Tralee Institute of Technology TL782 BA Youth and Community Work Practice (Level 7) Institute of Technology Sligo SG243 Social Care Practice (Level 8) SG435 Health Science and Physiology (Level 7)

GMIT GA879 Applied Social Studies (Castlebar) (Level 7)

Carlow Institute of Technology CW758 Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) (Level 8) CW768 Social and Community Studies (Level 8) CW788 Youth and Community Work (Level 8)

*Qualified applicants can apply for direct entry to year 2 of related courses

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On successful completion of the Level 5 Community Care or Healthcare Support Course, students may seek employment in the field of community work.  The course is also aimed at learner’s who wish to pursue further studies in this area.  They can also apply through the CAO and UCAS

CERTIFICATION

On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive either of the following awards: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care - 5M2786 • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support – 5M4339
Applications are especially welcome from mature students

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Young People and Society 5N2002
Psychology 5N0754
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Social Studies 5N1370
Care Support 5N0758
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EASSX 5M2181

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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