Social Studies - Applied - Mature Students

Liberties College


Course Name Social Studies - Applied - Mature Students
Course Provider Liberties College
Alternative Provider(s) City of Dublin ETB
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Course Code 5M2181
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 This is a one year course for students over the age of 21 years who wish to enter the fields of Social Care and Social Studies. As an access programme this course meets the needs of students who wish to apply for mature entry to Higher Education or further professional training

Features of the Course

• Work placement in a variety of social care settings and community
• Skills in social studies research methods developed through structured assignments
• Garda Vetting for work experience
FET Code 5M2181 - Community Care
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies 5M2181
Occupational First Aid Certificate
Number of Places 22
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

Mandatory Modules
• Social Studies
• Psychology
• Intercultural Studies
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Equality and Disability
• English Literature / Working With Groups
• Human Growth and Development
• Word Processing
(Modules offered may be subject to change).
Entry Requirements Students should be aged 21 or over on entry
Careers or Further Progression


•TR084 Social Studies/Social Work – Trinity College Dublin
•BN011 Applied Social Studies in Social Care – Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
•DT571 Social Care – Dublin Institute of Technology
•MH107 Social Services – NUI Maynoo...

Further Enquiries Phone: 01 454 0044
Fax: 01 454 6348
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