Project Description

Applied Social Studies

PLSS Code: 281542
Coordinator:Annette Dempsey

This course is a foundation for anyone planning a career in the social care field. It can be your stepping-stone to a wide range of Higher Education pathways and career options.

You’ll be introduced to the academic foundation and practical experience necessary of the social sciences. Through the study of a fascinating array subjects, you can develop an awareness and understanding of the complexity of contemporary social issues, equality, diversity and social values.

This course can be your career foundation in social services work, or maybe the beginning of a Higher Education study pathway that could lead you to senior level professional role.

What Makes This Course Special

  • In-depth study of the social sciences
  • Foundation to many careers
  • Highly experienced social studies team
  • Study visits to work contexts
  • Excellent progression routes, including to Carlow College

Course Content

  • Psychology
  • Equality & Disability
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Understanding Community Development
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Advocacy Services
  • Advisory Services
  • Charities
  • Community Work
  • Counselling
  • Education Services
  • Health Support Services
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Therapist
  • Voluntary Work
  • Youth Services

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Applied Social Studies 5M2181

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May with the following round taking place in August.

An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.