Social Care

Liberties College


Course Name Social Care
Course Provider Liberties College
Alternative Provider(s) City of Dublin ETB
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Course Code 5M2786
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Liberties
Course Content

Expand+This one-year programme prepares students for employment in the social care sector. It can also be used as an access course to Higher Education. Many students progress to Social Care Practice Degree programmes based on their end of year QQI results...

FET Code 5M2786 - Community Care
Duration 1 year
Comment Certification
QQI Level 5 Community Care 5M2786
Occupational First Aid Certificate
Manual Handling Certificate
Number of Places 50
Course Fee

Expand+There are no tuition fees for students who are citizens of Ireland or another European Union State. For all students there is a moderate course charge to cover expenses such as examination fees and specialist materials supplied directly to students....

Financial Support Students may be eligible for a means tested maintenance grant under the Maintenance Grants Scheme for students attending Post Leaving Certificate Courses. General information and application details may be obtained on You can submit your application for a Maintenance Grant once you have secured a college place.

Candidates are advised to apply for a grant as soon as they have secured a college place in order to have time to submit all documents required.
Interview Yes
Application Date Admission Dates

Round 1 March 2019 Saturday

Round 2 April 2019 Wednesday

Round 3 May 2019 Tuesday

Round 4 August 2019 To be confirmed


Due to the high level of interest in some course areas, interview panels fill up quickly.

Liberties College reserves the right to close application to courses when interview panels are full.

Every effort will be made to accommodate applicants in subsequent interview rounds.
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Subjects Taught Principal Areas of Study

•Human Growth and Development
•Community Addiction Studies
•Care Skills
•Care of the Older Person
•Care Provision and Practice
•Work Experience
•Care Support
•Safety and Health at Work
•Word Processing

(Modules offered may be subject to change).
Entry Requirements •You should be at least 17 years of age.
•Two references must be presented at interview.
•Leaving Certificate standard is required; or Pass Level (120 credits) in the Leaving Certificate Applied. Individual courses may have specific additional requirements. These will be outlined in the course descriptions for each course.
•Relevant work experience or training will be considered.
Careers or Further Progression Progression:
•6M2218 QQI Level 6 Social and Vocational Integration
•BN011 BA Applied Social Studies – Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
•BN107 BA Applied Social Studies in Social Care – Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
•TA025 BA (Hons) Social Care Practice – IT Tallaght
•DT571 BA (Hons) Social Care – Dublin IT

Social Care workers in a variety of settings.
Further Enquiries Phone: 01 454 0044
Fax: 01 454 6348
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