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.
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
Word Processing 5N1358
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Care Skills 5N2270
- 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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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
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.
National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)
The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.
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