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Social Studies - Applied

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

Portlaoise College
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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 course is designed to enable students to develop personal qualities, knowledge, skills and academic qualifications required for careers in youth and community work, social work, pastoral care, care provision and teaching. This course explores social studies and examines society. There is also a strong emphasis on knowledge and skills required to work with clients in the care setting.

What will you Study?

Psychology 5N0754
Social Studies 5N1370
Intercultural Studies 5N0765
Legal Practice and Procedures 5N1394
Care Support
Conflict Resolution
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Word Processing 5N1358
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
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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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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