Course Description

Social Studies / Social Care

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course aims to prepare students for work with people in a social care, community development
or residential setting. The care worker needs social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use with adolescents, families and the elderly in a caring, educational or development role. The Applied Social Studies course will lay a foundation for these skills and
provide the work experience to put learning into practice.
This course will serve as training for social care/community care/ healthcare sectors or as a link to Applied Social
Studies/Social Care certificate or degree courses in many Technological Universities throughout the country. This
programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a qualification in this area.

A theoretical approach to community and health services/ social studies will be complemented by practical experience.
The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Social Studies
• Applied Psychology
• Intercultural Studies
• Criminology
• Young People and Society
• Community Addiction Studies
• Safety and Health at Work
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Word Processing

• Level 5 Applied Social Studies 5M2181

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Course Code 5M2181
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences, Social Studies
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Applied Social Studies 5M2181
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates may pursue a certificate or degree course in many of the Universities around the country or alternatively may seek immediate employment in a range of Community Care, Health Care, and Community Development centres/ initiatives. There are now a large range of Social Studies or Community Care certifi cate and degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme. For example, there are 10 places in Maynooth University through Social Science and over 175 places through First Arts as well as five places in UCD and a large quota in other third level colleges like South East Technological University Carlow/Waterford, DCU, TUD City Campus/Blanchardstown/Tallaght, NUIG, Dundalk Institute of Technology, University of Limerick, Technological University of the Shannon Limerick/Athlone, Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, Milltown, Marino Institute of Education, NCI, Munster Technological University, UCC, UCD. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: TUD Blanchardstown: TU991 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU791 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years) TUD City Campus: TU996 Social Care (Level 8, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH107 Social Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC238 Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC009 Human Development Arts (Level 8, 3-4 Yrs) DCU: DC209 Health and Society (Level 8, 3 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU997 Applied Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK862 Social Care (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: US782 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7, 3 Years) SETU Wexford: SE917 Applied Social Studies (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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