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An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.
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Castlebar College of Further Education

Castlebar College of Further Education

Applied Social Studies with Psychology


Course Code(s):  5M2181
QQI Award Code:  5M2181 Applied Social Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
There is a recognised need for a variety of qualified practitioners in the social care sector. It is worth noting that there is an identified lack of men working in this field. This Social Studies course is the ideal stepping stone to help you get to third level. A significant number of students have also gained employment in settings such as Residential Care Centres, Community Projects, Youth Centres, Centres for the Elderly/Aged, or assisting people with disabilities.

Garda vetting must be successfully completed for all courses in the Department of Health Services, Childcare & Youth Work

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Social Studies
Intercultural Studies
Psychology
Work Experience
Communications
Human Growth and Development
Young People and Society
Political Studies
Equality and Disability

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Charity Officer   Equality Officer  
Community Welfare Officer   Psychologist - Educational  
Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary   Art Therapist  
Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup    Funeral Director  
Naturopath   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Aromatherapist   Health Educator/Promotion Officer  
Acupuncturist   Speech & Language Therapist  
Nurse - General   Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician  
Psychologist - Sports   Probation Officer  
Garda   Psychologist - Clinical  
Social Care Worker / Practitioner   Counsellor  
Music Therapist   Aid Worker - humanitarian  
Community Education Officer   Psychotherapist  
Social Worker   Occupational Therapist  
Careers Adviser   Clergy / Religious Ministers  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Community Development Worker  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Social & Caring
Community & Voluntary
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Progression Routes

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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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