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Social Care with Counselling Skills

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Social Care with Counselling Skills

Course Code: CI061SA

Course Level:6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Social and Vocational Integration
QQI Code: 6M2218

Duration: 1 Year

Social Care with Counselling Skills
Social Care with Counselling Skills

Entry Requirements

QQI level 5 award in Applied Social Care or equivalent. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Course Description

This course will be of benefit to those who have a particular interest in the professional aspects of social care. Students will get an understanding of the many roles of a social care worker and models of social care provision. For instance, there is an emphasis in current practice of integrating people with disabilities or special educational needs within mainstream provision. Finally, this course introduces students to counselling skills, with an emphasis on reflection and self-awareness. 

Course Content

Disability Awareness
Rehabilitation Practice
Person Centred Planning
Work Experience
Mental Health Awareness
Health Promotion
Positive Behavioural Support
Group Work Theory and Practice
Developing Counselling Skills for Health and Social Care

Career Opportunities

Employment may be obtained in a wide variety of settings, including residential care centres, community projects, youth centres, centres for young people and adults with special educational needs, nursing homes and day care centres for the elderly/aged.
Progression Opportunities

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).