Community & Social Care

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


Course Name Community & Social Care
Course Provider Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB
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Course Code 5M4468
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Certificate First Aid None
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Attendance Options Part time, Morning, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dun Laoghaire
Course Content

This course is suitable for both mature students and school leavers, who would like to work in the area of health and social care. This QQI Award provides the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career providing care and suppo...

FET Code 5M4468 - Community Health Services
Duration 1 year mornings

• Level 5 QQI Award - Community and Health Services (5M4468)
• First Aid - Irish Red Cross Certificate
• Manual Handling - Safety First Training Certificate
• Elder Abuse - DFEi Certificate
• Child Protection - DFEi Certificate


Course Fee

Expand+As DFEi is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), there are no tuition fees for EU Nationals. The following websites will advise learners of the different funding options available, or DFEi has made every effo...

Financial Support

Expand+Sources of Funding
PLC Maintenance Grant Scheme
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) provides a means-tested maintenance grant scheme for those attending full-time further education. All applications for grants are made on-line through SUSI...

Application Date

Expand+Five Step Admissions Process 2019/2020:
Step 1 - Application
Apply online
No application fee charged

Step 2 - Interview
Attend for an informal interview

Step 3 - Acceptance of Place
Secure course place with a €40 acceptance fee and ...

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Courses commence in September 2019
Application Fee No application fee
Application Fee Date With application form
Subjects Taught Areas of Study
• Care Provision and Practice
• Family Studies
• Social Studies
• Community Addiction Studies
• Human Growth and Development
• Teamworking
• Work Experience
• Mathematics (Optional)
• Communications
Mature Entry Places Mature students welcome
Entry Requirements One of the following:
• Leaving Certificate Established/LCVP
• Leaving Certificate Applied
• Relevant QQI Level 4 Award
• Mature applicants are welcome

For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, please contact DFEi.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Progression Opportunities
DFEi: Graduates may progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills at DFEi.

Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Link...

Further Enquiries Tel: 01 280 9676
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