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Criminology & Social Studies

Course Code(s):  5M4468
QQI Award Code:  5M4468 Community Health Services
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M4468
QQI Award Code 5M4468 Community Health Services
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Crime, criminal justice, and the operation of the penal system are subjects of serious concern in any society. This course studies the causes of crime, the different types of crime and the criminal justice system in Ireland.

Criminal motivation and the underlying societal causes of crime are examined. Professional state organisations and privately owned companies are looking for potential candidates who can demonstrate an interest and a proven ability to work in social and community care and in criminology.

What will you Study?

Criminology 5N2107
Social Studies 5N1370
Criminal Law 5N3787
Legal Practice and Procedure
Media Analysis 5N1298
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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DCHSX 5M4468

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