Advanced Social Studies including Advocacy
QQI Level 6 Certificate in Information, Advice and Advocacy 6M3115
Duration: One Year Full-Time
The purpose of this Advanced Social Studies course is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver high quality information and advocacy services to a range of service users. Learners will explore how to empower individuals to become aware of their rights, to exercise those rights and to be able to influence the decisions that affect their lives.
“Completing Social Studies has facilitated a complete career change for me and I enjoyed every minute of it. Accreditation has enabled me to become involved in working with people with intellectual disability and pursue opportunities working with older people.”
Joan Gallagher (Graduate 2015)
Progression and Career Opportunites
Please visit www.qqi.ie or www.cao.ie for the most up to date information.
Former learners are currently undertaking courses of study in areas such as Social Science, Social Care and Applied Social Care in UCD, IT Tallaght and IT Carlow.
• Government, Social & Public Administration
• Social & Civil Information
• Family Rights Advocacy
• Supervisory Skills
• Work Experience
• Word Processing
• Visiting speakers
• Educational field trips
• Team building exercises
• Continuous assessment through project based and practical assignments
• First Aid Certificate
• Child Protection Certificate
• Access to fully equipped IT suites and Libray
Mature applicants are welcome
Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirement