Duration: 1 Year
This is a one year course that 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.
Modules offered include the following:
* Some of these modules may be subject to change
Administration Charge: €165
QQI Exam Fee: €50*
*Exempt if you are the holder of a valid Medical Card
Graduates can secure employment in Social Studies/Social Care within a variety of care settings in the private or public sector.
Graduates can progress to QQI Level 6 Community Development in Central College Limerick.
Graduates can also access a range of related courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities.
Education: The standard entry requirements for courses are as follows: • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply. NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements
In addition applicants will have to undertake an interview.
CERF (Common European Framework of Reference) proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English. Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and they may be subject to full international fees.
To access programmes leading to a particular award, the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications, i.e. to access a Level 6 programme, the learner must have achieved a Level 5 qualification.
Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with others responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.
Garda Vetting: All offers of a place on a programme at Central College Limerick are be made subject to the receipt of satisfactory Garda Vetting.