Fulltime Classroom Health and welfare

Applied Social Studies

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in range of social care settings or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

Target Award

QQI Applied Social Studies – 5M2181

Start Date: 28-08-2024 Hours/week: 21 Hrs 00 Mins


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Social Studies Social Studies (5N1370) QQI
Legal Practice And Procedures Legal Practice & Procedures (5N1394) QQI
Intercultural Studies Intercultural Studies (5N0765) QQI
Community Arts Practice Community Arts Practice (5N4709) QQI
Psychology Psychology (5N0754) QQI
Political Studies Political Studies (5N1837) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to
work under supervision in range of social care settings or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

Employability Statement
On completion of this Programme, applicants may pursue roles within the Health, Family and Social Care sector which may include working as Health Care Support Workers, Carers, Youth Workers or in a broad range of roles in this industry in the public, community and private sectors.


Waterford College of Further Education


Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office