General Studies – Social Option
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to build the knowledge, skill and competence required for participation in higher education, including acquiring a broad range of knowledge in an area of personal interest, and key skills for academic research and enquiry.
QQI General Studies – 5M3114
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.
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)
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.
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.
|Work Experience||Work Experience (5N1356)||QQI|
|Mathematics Level 5||Mathematics (5N1833)||QQI|
|Communications Level 5||Communications (5N0690)||QQI|
|Human Growth And Development||Human Growth & Development (5N1279)||QQI|
|Social Studies||Social Studies (5N1370)||QQI|
|Research And Study Skills||Research & Study Skills (5N3113)||QQI|
|Word Processing||Word Processing (5N1358)||QQI|
|Legal Practice And Procedures||Legal Practice & Procedures (5N1394)||QQI|
|Mental Health Awarness||Mental Health Awareness (6N2209)||QQI|
On completion of this programme learners will have acquired a broad range of knowledge in an area of personal interest together with key skills for academic research and enquiry. Learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to make informed decisions concerning participation in further education or training.