social studies course

Advanced Social Studies & Advocacy

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Information, Advice and Advocacy 6M3115
Child Protection
First Aid

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)

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Progression and Career Opportunites

Learners who successfully complete a QQI Level 6 Certificate may be able to use their results to progress to related Level 7 and Level 8 Degree Programmes in Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third level progression opportunities for QQI learners are continually being developed and enhanced.
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.

COURSE COMPONENTS

• Information, Advice & Advocacy
• Government, Social & Public Administration
• Social & Civil Information
• Family Rights Advocacy
• Supervisory Skills
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Word Processing

Course Features

• Work experience in a variety of Health, Education and Social Care environments
• 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

Employment Opportunities

Employment in social help and community care sectors, providing information, advice and advocacy services.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award or equivalent or relevant experience in the voluntary/community sector or social services
Interview
Mature applicants are welcome
Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirement