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Cavan Institute
Social Care with Counselling Skills

Social Care with Counselling Skills will be of benefit to those who have a particular interest in the professional aspects of social care.

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.

Further Study

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 Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regard­ing local eligibility requirements.

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.


QQI Level 6 Certificate in Social and Vocational Integration.


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Course Content

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Social and Vocational Integration.

Disability Awareness

Person-Centred Planning


Health Promotion


Rehabilitation Practice 

Group Work Theory and Practice

Mental Health Awareness

Positive Behavioural Support

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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