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Athlone Community College
Athlone Community College
Course Code
5M2786
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
1 Year
Attendence
Full Time

Course Summary

This course offers an introduction to Sociology and Social Care. It provides students with the basic skills and knowledge required for working in the Social Services e.g. Family/Community Groups, Children's Projects, Voluntary Organisation, Crches, Pre-schools, Respite Centres, Residential Units. It also caters for those who wish to progress to a Certificate, Degree or Diploma in Social Care, Applied Social Care or Childcare.

Course Details

Athlone Community College
College Link  >  Community Care - Social Studies

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:

What will you study?

    Social Studies 5N1370
    Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
    Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
    Work Experience 5N1356
    Care of the Older Person 5N2706
    Human Growth and Development 5N1297
    Communications 5N0690
    Word Processing 5N1358
    Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
    Care Skills 5N2270
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
Note - results will show courses in the same Career Sector for your conveinence

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
DCHCC 5M2786

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

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Further Research

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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