Course Description

Social Studies (QQI Level 5)



The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required for employment in a Social Care Setting. It will introduce learners to the area of sociology and social studies and to develop their understanding and awareness of social issues in their own lives and society in general. Learners will develop basic research skills and learn to recognise the complexity of social issues.

Topics Covered:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • Unit 2: Research
  • Unit 3: The Family
  • Unit 4: Education
  • Unit 5: Wealth Income and Poverty
  • Unit 6: Religion
  • Unit 7: Gender
  • Unit 8: Communications (Mass Media)
  • Unit 9: Social Issues.

 

CollegeThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course CategorySocial Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in Social Studies (5N1370).
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis Social Studies 5N1370 (QQI Level 5) course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee314
Entry RequirementsLeaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Healthcare/Childcare/Sports) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment may be necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative. If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.
Carear PathStudents who successfully complete this module may use this Level 5 credit towards the QQI Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 Major Award – 5M2009.
Phone+353 1 206 1828
Course Code5N1370
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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