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 College None
Certificate First Aid None
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Attendance Options Part time, Morning, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dun Laoghaire
Course Content

Expand+This course is suitable for both mature learners 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 support to vulne...

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...

Interview 21/02/2018, 15/03/2018, 18/04/2018, 23/05/2018 and 05/09/2018 for any remaining places.
Application Date

Expand+Admissions for the academic year 2018/2019 open from January 2018
Applications are only accepted online.

Information Note:
 Admission to DFEi is outside the CAO Points system and places are offered on a first come/first served basis sub...

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment DFEi commencement date is from the 17th September 2018
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+Career Options
Graduates may find employment working with individual clients, clients in residential care or in the community e.g. resource centres, learning disability, family support, addiction services, youth projects or as a special needs assist...

Further Enquiries Tel: 01 280 9676