Course Code ELS
NFQ Level 5
Duration 1 Year
QQI Code 5M3114
Award QQI Level 5 Certificate in General Studies
If you are a school leaver or mature person looking for a platform to progress to a wide range of careers in Social Sciences, Humanities or the Arts then this course if for you. This course is specifically designed as a transition year to studying at third level and will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for success in broad based Arts/Social Science programmes. In essence you will get a real taste for what’s required at third level before committing to a degree programme.
On this course you will study the core areas of social science and arts such as European Studies, Political Studies, Psychology and Social Studies. These subjects are complimented by modules that assist in the development of your transferable skills such as Communications, Word Processing, Research and Study Skills. As part of this course you will complete a two-week placement in a relevant setting to gain an understanding of how theory is put into practice.
On completion you can use this QQI Level 5 major award to apply to through the Higher Links Scheme for a place in many of the different degrees programmes in this area.