Social Studies - Applied with Counselling & Addiction Studies

Liberties College


Course Name Social Studies - Applied with Counselling & Addiction Studies
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

Expand+This is a one-year full-time course suited to mature students returning to education. This is an access course for those who are new to the study of addictions and counselling. Students may use it as a first step towards a professional training as an...

FET Code 5M2181 - Applied Social Studies
Duration 1 Year
Comment Certification
QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies 5M2181
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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

• Psychology
• Intercultural Studies
• Social Studies
• Communications
• Work Experience

Personal Development and Experiential Learning

• Human Growth & Development
• Substance Use
• Counselling skills
• Word Processing

(Modules offered may be subject to change).
Entry Requirements This course is suited to mature students with relevant experience and clear interest in working with people. (supported by appropriate references). The training offered is of value in a wide range of settings, for example An Garda Síochána, nursing, youth work, the prison service, social services, information services or the voluntary sector.
Careers or Further Progression

•Higher Education
•6M2218 QQI Level 6 Social Care
•Professional Training: e.g. Diploma in Addiction Studies – TCD
•Diploma in Drugs Counselling Theory and Intervention (Merchants Quay Ireland/UCD) – level 6 Special Purpose Award

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