Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

Read more

  Oisin McGrath

If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.


The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Information

logo imagelogo image
Moate Business College

Moate Business College


Community Care

Code:  5M2786
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

Return to List
Must be registered to save to Career File

Further Information...


Candidates most likely to benefit from the course will have a keen interest in Social Care. Selection is on the basis of an interview to determine the individual's suitability for the course.


Safety an Health at Work, Human Growth and Development, WOrk Experience, Care Skills, Social Studies, Care Support, Care of the Older Person, Communications and Care Provision and Practice


Team Building and Leadership Manual Handling Drug and Alcohol Addiction Family Resource Centre Suicide Awareness Mental Health Community Police The Travelling Community  


Moate Business College 6M4978 Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management  Skills(Level 6)

Athlone Institute of Technology AL664 Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 6) AL680 BA Honours in Social Care Practice(Level 8)

Waterford Institute of Technology WD124 Health Promotion (Level 8) WD192 Social Care Practice (Level 8)

Tralee Institute of Technology TL782 BA Youth and Community Work Practice (Level 7) Institute of Technology Sligo SG243 Social Care Practice (Level 8) SG435 Health Science and Physiology (Level 7)

GMIT GA879 Applied Social Studies (Castlebar) (Level 7)

Carlow Institute of Technology CW758 Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) (Level 8) CW768 Social and Community Studies (Level 8) CW788 Youth and Community Work (Level 8)

*Qualified applicants can apply for direct entry to year 2 of related courses


On successful completion of the Level 5 Community Care or Healthcare Support Course, students may seek employment in the field of community work.  The course is also aimed at learner’s who wish to pursue further studies in this area.  They can also apply through the CAO and UCAS


On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive either of the following awards: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care - 5M2786 • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support – 5M4339 


Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on


Course Details - from College Website
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available).
Course Details - from Qualifax
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available).

These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

More Course Suggestions...
The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
Course Title College
No records

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 worker  
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
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.
View College Profile

Moate Business College
New QQI Points System

View all[1]

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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

Old Code

New Code