Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies
QQI Code: 5M2181
Duration: 1 Year
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Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.
This course is for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care. It provides the key knowledge and a practical skills foundation for different areas of social care work.
- Care Support
- Intercultural Studies
- Occupational First Aid
- Research and Study Skills
- Social Studies
- Substance Use – Issues in Youth Work
- Care of the older person
- Work Experience
- IT Skills
This course provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting, for example disability, youth and adolescent services.
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the first year of a BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, which is a two-year Athlone Institute of Technology programme where students take year one in Cavan Institute and remaining years in AIT. Graduates may also apply for a place on the BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Health and Social Care, a two-year programme also available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).