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Social Studies with Psychology – 5M2181

Course description
This one year* programme, validated by QQI will introduce you to the theory and practice of the key areas of social studies and social care. This is the ideal starting point if you wish to progress to further studies or gain employment.
This course will equip students with the basic skills to work in community agencies such as community and voluntary organisations, family resource centres, youth organisations

*This is a daytime course (Monday – Friday), school hours, from Mid-September to April (8 months).

Work Placement
Work experience is a core element of this program and we will assist you to secure work experience. Many Graduates obtain employment as a result of their work experience placement.

Entry requirements
All applicants will be considered. If the Leaving Certificate has been completed, details should be submitted with your application. Mature learners are most welcome and may be exempt from the academic requirements. First round offers will be made in May to all eligible applicants with subsequent offers made in September.

Course content:
Social Studies 5N1370
Psychology 5N0754
Intercultural studies 5N0765
Human Growth and Development 5N1279
Communications 5N0690
Work experience 5N1356
Microsoft Word 5N1358
Special Needs assisting 5N1786

*Modules are subject to change

Course Certification
This course provides graduates with a QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies major award 5M2181.

Progression:
This course will equip students with the basic skills to work in community agencies such as community and voluntary organisations, family resource centres, youth organisations

Through the QQI FET Links Scheme-Graduates can apply entry to Year 1 of related courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology with continuity of SUSI grant / BTEI if applicable. Examples of linked courses including:

Athlone Institute of Technology
AL 870 Applied Psychology Level 8
AL764 Bachelor of Arts Early Years Care and Education Level 7
AL765 Applied Social Studies in Social Care
AL860 Social Care Practice

Maynooth University
MH106 Psychology Level 8
MH101 Arts Level 8
MH107 Social Science Level 8
MH116 Community and Youth Work Level 8

National University of Ireland, Galway
GY104 Arts (Psychology) Level 8
GY123 BSc (Applied Social Studies)

Sligo Institute of Technology
SG243 Social Care Practice

It is advised that students Check with the Admissions office of individual institutions for further details.

For further details contact Ms Lorraine Larney, PLC Coordinator, LLarney.mcc@Lwetb.ie
Tel: 086 1437088 or for regular updates see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MCC.PLC