Advanced Social Studies Including Advocacy

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Information, Advice and Advocacy Practice 6M3115
Certificate in Manual Handling
Certificate in Occupational First Aid

The Advanced Social Studies course will enable you to learn the knowledge and skills to give information, advice and advocacy to people who need it. You will explore how to empower individuals to be aware of their rights, to exercise those rights and to be able to influence the decisions that affect their lives.

Employment Opportunities

Former students have gained employment in a variety of social and community care settings, providing information, advice and advocacy services to a range of service users.

Course content

  • Information, Advice and Advocacy
  • Government, Social and Public Administration
  • Social and Civil Information
  • Family Rights Advocacy
  • Boundary Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Equality and Disability

Course features and facilities

  • 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
  • Manual Handling Certificate
  • Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library

Entry requirements

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

“If you are feeling like you are in the wrong job, contemplating making a change, but worried it may not work out, I can highly recommend making that change. I did, and couldn’t be happier, but I could not have done it without the tremendous help and support of all the staff in Sallynoggin College of Further Education.  They ensure every student is supported along the way to achieve their full potential, along with gaining confidence and still having fun. Staff take a real genuine interest in all students, bringing out the best in everyone.”
Anne O’Shea Clarke

SCFE Testimonials

Education progression

Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI level 6 award in Information Advice & Advocacy 6M3115
TU Dublin City Centre Social Care G Level 8 TU996

For a more detailed list of progression options please

For more progression options

TU Dublin Blanchardstown Applied Social Studies in Social Care G Level 7 TU791
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Applied Social Studies in Social Care G Level 8 TU991
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Community and Youth Development G Level 7 TU792
TU Dublin Blanchardstown Community Dev. & Youth Work G Level 8 TU992
TU Dublin Tallaght Applied Social Care G Level 8 TU997
UCD Social Policy and Sociology Level 8 DN750
UCD Social Sciences Level 8 DN700
UCD Humanities Level 8 DN530
UCD Law Level 8 DN600
UCD Psychology Level 8 DN720
UCD Arts Level 8 DN520
TCD Law Level 8 TR004
TCD Deaf Studies Level 8 TR016
Maynooth University Social Science Level 8 MH107
Maynooth University Law and Criminology Level 8 MH502
Maynooth University Community and Youth Work G+ Level 8 MH116
Maynooth University Psychology Level 8 MH106
Maynooth University Early Childhood-Teaching & Learning Level 8 MH801
Maynooth University Arts with Criminology Level 8 MH101
UCC Social Science Level 8 CK102
UCC Criminology Level 8 CK113
DCU Law and Society (BCL) Level 8 DC232
DCU Arts -Politics Level 8 DC295
DCU International Relations Level 8 DC231
DCU Education and Training G Level 8 DC235
IADT Applied Psychology Level 8 DL825
Dundalk IT Community Youth Work G+ Level 7 DK767
Dundalk IT Social Care G Level 8 DK862
TU South Community and Addiction Studies G Level 8 LC297
South East TU Applied Social Care G Level 7 WD018
South East TU Social Science Level 8 WD187
South East TU Social Care Practice G Level 8 WD192
South East TU Criminal Justice Studies Level 8 WD150
South East TU Psychology Level 8 WD163
Marino Institute of Education Education Studies G Level 8 CM010
Marino Institute of Education Early Childhood Education Level 8 CM020
NCI Psychology € Level 8 NC010
NCI Early Childhood Education & Care G Level 8 NC030
Galway University Law, Criminology & Criminal Justice Level 8 GY254
Munster TU Counselling with Addiction AG Level 8 MT925
Private Colleges (Fees Payable)
DBS Social Science Level 8 DB566
DBS Applied Social Care G Level 7 DB528
DBS Applied Social Care G Level 8 DB527
DBS Law Level 8 DB568
DBS Psychology Level 8 DB562
ICHAS Counselling & Psychotherapy G Level 8 CI110
ICHAS Counselling & Psychotherapy with Addiction Studies G Level 8 CI111
ICHAS Counselling & Psychotherapy with Youth Studies G Level 8 CI112
€ Fees Payable G Garda Vetting required + Questionnaire/ Skills Test and Interview A Age Requirement Garda Vetting may be required. Advanced Entry Graduates of this QQILevel 6 course may also be considered for advanced entry to related degree programmes. Students may be eligible to progress to the second year of a course where they fulfil the college’s entry requirements.

Course modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change