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 our Carlow College Gateway programme
- Applied Psychology
- Equality & Disability
- Human Growth & Development
- Intercultural Studies
- Social Studies
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
Progress to further study and careers including:
- Advocacy Services
- Advisory Services
- Community Work
- Education Services
- Health Support Services
- Social Work
- Voluntary Work
- Youth Services
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies 5M2181
Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. 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.