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|QQI Award Code:||5M4468 Community Health Services|
|QQI Award Code||5M4468 Community Health Services|
This course enables students to plan a career in social care. The course will appeal to those who seek to work in the community, work with people who are disadvantaged or homeless, youth work, and the care of people with special needs. This course will assist students in pursuing their studies at Higher Education.
The course is one-year full-time and requires attendance at the College for four days per week. One day a week is spent in work placement. There is also a block work placement during the year. The students course work is continually assessed by means of assignments, projects and examinations.
What will you Study?
Health and Safety at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Social Studies 5N1370
Work Experience 5N1356
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Care of the Older Adult
Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
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.
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
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To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.
College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)
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