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McEgan College

McEgan College

Social Studies - Applied


Course Code:  5M2181
Award Code(s):  5M2181
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course provides students with a foundation in the areas of Psychology and Social Studies. It is a means to progress to further Third level studies.

 

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 (5N1370)
Communications (5N0690)
Work Experience (5N1356)
Care Support (5N0758)
Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
Human Growth & Development (5N1279)
Psychology (5N0754)
Intercultural Studies (5N0765)
Mathematics 5N1833
Patient Handling Certification
First Aid Training

 

Important: 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.

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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5M2181