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Applied Social Studies

Friday, 10 March 2017

Applied Social Studies

Course Code: CI061AS
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies
QQI Code: 5M2181
Duration: 1 Year
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Applied Social Studies
Applied Social Studies

Entry Requirements
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.

Course Description
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.

Course Content

  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Psychology
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Social Studies
  • Substance Use – Issues in Youth Work
  • Teamworking
  • Care of the older person
  • Work Experience
  • IT Skills


Career Opportunities
This course provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting, for example disability, youth and adolescent services.

Progression Opportunities
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).
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