This course is suitable for students who are interested in studying Psychology or Sociology at third level or for those who wish to obtain employment in the caring professions, or those interested in studying individual or group behaviour.
This one year course is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of all aspects of social issues in our world today.
Main Areas of Study
|Social Studies||Applied Psychology||Intercultural Studies|
|Communications||Work Experience||Human Growth & Development|
|Caring for the Older Person||Young People & Society|
Duration and Entry Requirements
The programme is a one year full time course. The entry requirement is Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
QQI Applied Social Studies 5M2181
Student Services €195 - This consists of a student services fee of €160 and a non-refundable deposit of €35,Department of Education and Skills Contribution fee of €200 payable on registration (unless medical card holder), QQI Exam Fees €50 ( unless holder of Medical Card), Manual Handling €40 approx.
One day per week and two weeks block .
Public and Voluntary Sector in the areas of residential care, older people, juvenile, justice and family support services.
- Community Development Worker
- Youth Worker
- Project Worker with specific target groups such as the homeless, youth diversionprogrammes, alcohol/drug
- dependency units
Education Progression Higher Education Links
Waterford Institute of Technology (W.I.T) Psychology Level 8 Hons Degree
Limerick Institute of Technology (L.I.T) Applied Social Studies Level 8
Galway University (N.U.I.G) B.A Arts Degree
Holders of a QQI award at Level 5 may apply for degree courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities. Successful graduates can progress to Psychology, Arts,Social Science in UCC and Social Care in CIT and WIT and a range of other courses. This course will provide learners with the skills to find employment in a social care setting.
Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion
of this process.
Bridget O'Shea BSS and HDip in Guidance and Counselling and has taught on this programme for the past 5 years.
Information on this website is correct at the time of our 2016/2017 Prospectus going to press. Templemore College accepts no responsibility for changes made after publication of this prospectus.