Social Care, Community and Health Services

Course ID
5M4468
Award
QQI Level 5 – Community and Health Services
Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or LCA Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are eligible to apply. Mature students over 23 may be exempt from the above academic requirements. Applicants will have to undertake an interview and may be subject to Garda Vetting.
Duration
1 Year

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This programme will provide students with foundation skills in Social Studies and allow them to gain a greater understanding of how they can be applied in the community.

 

TYPICAL COURSE CONTENT

  • Social Studies
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Legal Practice and Procedures

 

EMPLOYMENT / PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from this programme can gain employment in the following areas:

  • Care Assistant in a Hospital
  • Care Assistant in a Nursing Home
  • Home Help

Graduates can also progress to Degree programmes in higher education institutions including universities, institutes of technology and private third level colleges offering places on a variety of courses.  Links to all courses and progression opportunities can be found at www.cao.ie or www.qqi.ie

 

DESTINATION OF PAST GRADUATES

  • Applied Social Care – LIT
  • Applied Social Care – LIT, Thurles Campus
  • Social Science – UCC
  • Social Studies – WIT

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