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Applied Social Studies – Tue am

Programme Aim
This programme module aims to introduce learners to the area of sociology and social studies and to
develop their understanding and awareness of social issues in their own lives and society in general.

Target Award

QQI Applied Social Studies – 5M2181

Start Date: 03-09-2024 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 15 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
Social Studies Social Studies (5N1370) QQI
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of sociology and its relevance to understanding their position as
an individual, a family member and as part of a community and wider society
2. Discuss the process of socialisation and the agents of socialisation by analysing family, peer
groups, education, media and how they impact on their lives
3. Examine the area of social stratification in Irish society and describe how this society can be
divided into different social strata ie class, gender, race/ethnicity
4. Discuss the impact of discrimination on individuals in society by looking at discrimination and its
impact on the following members of society – Travellers, the socially marginalised, elderly people,
immigrant and migrant workers of diverse racially and cultural backgrounds, minority religions and
homosexuals and transsexuals
5. Explore the role and function of the family as a social unit, the changes that have taken place in
the family within an Irish context taking into account the implications of marital breakdown
6. Acquire basic research skills by summarising the differences between primary and secondary
research and qualitative and quantitative methods
7. Design appropriate survey methods e.g. questionnaires, interviews, observation as (sic)
investigate strategies to unfamiliar social problems
8. Use a variety of media to access information e.g. new information technology, the library
classification system
9. Explore the importance of documenting and acknowledging all relevant sources consulted by
employing the Harvard system of referencing and identifying and applying skill of producing a well
constructed bibliography
10. Exercise initiative and independence by investigating the experience of
discrimination/discriminating practices encountered by one group in Irish society
11. Plan direct and manage time and work independently to provide evidence of research e.g.
correspondence, note taking, interviews, tape recordings
12. Process and present findings from research and draw conclusions from their analysis that
discusses possible strategies for alleviating discriminating practices for a number of groups in Irish


Waterford City BTEI


Ozanam Street FETC, Ozanam Street, , Waterford


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Contact Details

Course Contact:
Angi Meegan