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Cavan Institute

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.

Career Opportunities

This course in Applied Social Studies 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 may apply for a place on the one-year level 6 Health Services Supervisory Management or Social Care with Counselling Skills course, also at level 6, available at Cavan Institute.


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).

  • BA in Applied Social   Studies in Social Care - TUS Midlands 

  • Social Care Practise - ATU Sligo 

  • Arts - Maynooth University

  • Social Care - DKIT

  • Applied Social Sciences - University of Galway

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies.

  • Care Support

  • Social Studies

  • Word Processing

  • Work Experience

  • Communications

  • Psychology

  • Substance Use - Issues in Youth Work

  • Teamworking

  • lntercultural Studies

About This Course

The Applied Social Studies course allows students the opportunity to study the impact of society on how we interact, behave and relate as people. It looks at key topics such as culture, racism, addiction and mental health. The course involves a combination of academic and practical skills. It enables the learners to develop key skills in caring for others and themselves while fostering the ability to think critically and in a less judgemental way.  The course also provides students with the opportunity to progress to level 6 and level 8 courses in different colleges and universities.

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