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Social Health & Community Studies - Healthcare Support

Course Code(s):  6M4978
QQI Award Code:  6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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North Kerry College of Further Education

North Kerry College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 6M4978
QQI Award Code 6M4978 Health Services Supervisory Management Skills
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The Level 6 certificate in Social, Health and Community Studies is designed to provide an understanding of the many roles of a Social Care Worker.

The main objective of the course is to develop the learnerís knowledge and skills in the area of Health and Social Care.

What will you Study?

Disability Awareness
Rehabilitation Practice
Person centred Planning
Work Experience
Communications
Mental Health Awareness
Health Promotion
Learning Difficulties Awareness
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
6M4978

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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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