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Applied Social Studies

The Applied Social Studies course is designed to introduce students to the area of Sociology and Applied Social Studies and to develop their understanding and awareness of social issues in their own lives and society in general. Students develop basic research skills and learn to recognise the complexity of social issues. Students can progress to further study at 3rd level or enter direct employment in roles such as youth-worker, support-worker or disability carer.

Progression & Career Opportunities
Students of Applied Social Studies can progress to further study at 3rd level or enter direct employment in roles such as special needs assistant (SNA), youth-worker, support worker or disability carer.

Social Work
Professional Social Care Practice
Applied Social Care
Early Childhood Education and Care

Target Award

QQI Applied Social Studies – 5M2181

Start Date: 11-09-2023 Hours/week: 28 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 weeks


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
Safety And Health At Work Safety & Health at Work (5N1794) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Care Support Care Support (5N0758) QQI
Social Studies Social Studies (5N1370) QQI
Intercultural Studies Intercultural Studies (5N0765) QQI
Psychology Psychology (5N0754) QQI
Research And Study Skills Research & Study Skills (5N3113) QQI
Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the
associated Component Specifications.


Norsegate House


Unit 6n, St Peter’s Square, Wexford, Y35 P27X


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Contact Details

Course Contact:
Theresa OReilly