Course Description

Psychology and Social Studies

This course introduces the student to the area of social care in a variety of settings. It develops the core skills and knowledge to practise safely in caring for people with a range of social care needs. Integral to this course is the development of empathy and understanding when working with people in a variety of care environments.

Modules include
Social Studies
Intercultural Studies
Safety and Health at Work
Word Processing
Human Growth and Development
Work Experience

Work Experience
There is a minimum of two weeks work experience placement included in this course. This work experience may be in a community service setting such as family resource centres, information centres and drop-in services.

On completing this course successful applicants can make an informed choice about working or studying further in the vocational areas of applied psychology and social studies.

Graduates who achieve the required standard may also progress to further studies to Institutes of Technology and Universities. Examples of progression courses include:

NUIM, MH107 Social Science
IT Tallaght, TA025 Social Care Practice
DCU, DC209 Health & Society
NCI, NC010 Psychology
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands

CollegeDundrum College of Further Education
Course LocationDundrum, Dublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course Category
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration1 year
Entry RequirementsLeaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent. For mature students, work experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.
Phone1 2985412
Course Code5M2181
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