Psychology & Social Studies - Applied

O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education


Course Name Psychology & Social Studies - Applied
Course Provider O'Fiaich Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Louth & Meath ETB
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, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Course Content Course Aim
This course provides learners with an insight into psychology & social studies. It provides a combination of theoretical and practical training in childhood, adolescence, disabilities, and older people care. Students will learn about various roles, and gain experience of working in a caring environment.
FET Code 5M2786 - Community Care
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification:
Successful candidates receive the QQI level 5 certificate in Community Care.
Alternative Entry Mature students are very welcome on all courses in O'Fiaich Institute of further Education and the number of mature students is rising steadily. Some mature students are eligible for VTOS scheme (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme).
Course Fee

Expand+Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):
-Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
-Those who are eli...

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Interview Round 1 - Wednesday 11th March 2020, Round 2 - Wednesday 1st April 2020, Round 3 - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May 2020, Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August.
Application Date You can apply online to Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education. Applications for the each academic year will open from January 1st.

Please note a valid email address and mobile phone number must be given as all correspondence will be made via mobile phone and email.

Course Admission Interviews take place during March, April & May with course offers issued thereafter. Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August 2020.
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment PLC Courses begin in September 2020
Subjects Taught Course Modules
Human Growth and Development
Work Experience
Care Provision and Practice
Social Studies
Intellectual Disability Studies
Child Development
First Aid
Safety and Health at Work
Mature Entry Places Yes
Entry Requirements All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
Careers or Further Progression Progression to Degrees
DkIT Community Youthwork Level 7
DkIT Social Care Level 8
TU Dublin Social Care Levels 7& 8
IT Carlow Applied Social Studies Level 8
Maynooth University Social Science Level 8
MIE BA Education Level 8k

Career Opportunities
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Nursing Home Support Assistant
Childcare Practitioner in Crèche/Hospital
An Garda Siochana & Defence Forces
Teacher Training
Further Enquiries Further Education Director,
O' Fiaich Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 042 933 1398 / 933 1402
Fax: 042 933 8054
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