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Cavan Institute

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.

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.


Graduates of this course in Social Care with Counselling Skills are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher cer­tificate and degree programmes at Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regard­ing local eligibility requirements.

  • BSc Health &   Social Care (Advanced Entry) - ATU Letterkenny

  • Social Care - DKIT 

  • Social Care Practice - ATU Sligo 

  • Health & Social Care (Advanced Entry) - University of Sunderland 

  • Social Care Practice - TUS Midlands

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Social and Vocational Integration.

  • Disability Awareness 

  • Person-Centred Planning 

  • Communications 

  • Criminology 

  • Rehabilitation Practice 

  • Mental Health Awareness 

  • Boundary Management 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

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 Social Care with Counselling Skills course introduces students to counselling skills, with an emphasis on reflection and self -awareness.

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