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Care – Community & Health Services Level 5

Course Code SCH

NFQ Level 5

Duration 1 Year

QQI Code 5M4468

Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services

An introduction to Social Care including social studies, psychology, and work experience with people with a range of disabilities.

A 1-year introduction to Social Care including social studies, psychology, and work experience with people with a range of disabilities.

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Overview

This course will provide you with an introduction to the area of social care which will enable you to achieve both the practical and academic skills necessary for further study and future employment.

Work experience is an integral part of the course. This takes place in early January, for a four-week period, in a range of caring situations, such as working with people with learning difficulties; people who experience mental health issues; people with a physical disability or working with disadvantaged youth.

Course Content

  • Psychology
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Equality and Disability Social Studies
  • Intercultural Studies

Entry Requirements

  • Five O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate/LCVP or a merit in Leaving Certificate Applied, or a relevant QQI level 4 Certificate. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+). All applicants are required to bring two written references to interview.

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