Course Description

Applied Social Studies



Applied Social Studies is course run by Dunboyne College of Further Education, Meath. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of One Year. Applied Social Studies gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Applied Social Studies at Dunboyne College of Further Education, please review the details below.

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a social care, community development or residential setting. The care worker needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use with adolescents, families and the elderly in a caring, educational or development role.

The Applied Social Studies QQI course will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This course will serve as training for social care/community care/healthcare industries or as a link to Applied Social Studies/Social Care or Nursing certificate and degree courses in many IT colleges throughout the country. This course is ideal for school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. A Year 2 QQI Level 6 certificate is also available in Dunboyne College of Further Education.

The following modules will be offered:

  • Social Studies
  • Psychology
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Young People & Society
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
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Training ProviderDunboyne College of Further Education
Course LocationDunboyne, Meath
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 in Applied Social Studies 5M2181
Course Start Date10th September 2018
Course End Date17th May 2019
Course DurationOne Year
Entry RequirementsLeaving Cert or LCA Mature Students of all backgrounds Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie
Carear PathGraduates may pursue a certificate or degree course in many of the IT colleges or universities around the country or alternatively may seek immediate employment in a range of Community Care, Health Care, and Community Development centres/initiatives. There are now a large range of Social Studies or Community Care certificate and degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme. For example there are 10 places in Maynooth University through Social Science and 83 through First Arts as well as five places in UCD and a large quota in other third level colleges like IT Blanchardstown, DIT and IT Dundalk.
Phone018026577
Course Code5M2181
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