Course Code: SVC
Duration: 1 year
This one year advanced certificate course equips students with a deep knowledge of a wide range of social care areas from mental health awareness to learning difficulty awareness. It will stimulate and challenge the professional to evaluate current trends in the sector. The course is a comprehensive and challenging course comprising both academic and practical modules. Work experience is an essential part of the programme. This practical component enables students to develop the skills and qualities required of workers in the field. Work experience placement will take place during the course. Students work with vulnerable groups such as those who experience mental health issues, people with intellectual disabilities, the travelling community, homeless people, substance abusers and early school leavers. Special schools and residential centres, hospitals and rehabilitation workshops, day care and training centres feature on our wide range of work placement options.
Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI level 5 Certificate. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+). All applicants are required to bring two written references to interview.
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to cognate degree programmes in Institutes of Technology in the Republic of Ireland.
Graduates may also apply for Degree courses in Universities in Britain and Northern Ireland and may gain exemption from the first year of such courses.