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 Applied Social Studies Level 5

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in range of social care settings or to progress to further and or higher education and training.
This course provides students with an introduction to the theories and practices of social studies and social care. Applied Social Studies helps you create change for others by developing yourself. On this course, students learn how to help others through learning about themselves. This course helps you help others to plan for a positive future.






Credit Value

Social Studies




Intercultural Studies








Work Experience








Legal Practice and Procedures







Learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge related to the social, psychological and cultural issues within the field of applied social studies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of some theoretical concepts and abstract thinking pertinent to social studies with significant depth in certain areas.
  • Demonstrate a broad range of practice, interpersonal and communication skills in providing for the holistic needs of individuals in the social care environment.
  • Exercise judgement in selecting appropriate procedural responses to routine, varied and unfamiliar situations and challenges within a social care setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills within a range of varied and specific social care contexts and settings.
  • Contribute to the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a range of interventions in support of the holistic needs of the individual.
  • Take responsibility for own learning in a structured context.
  • Reflect on personal practice to inform self-understanding and personal development.
To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications.
This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
Achievement of these components will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.



The grading of the QQI/FETAC award is as follows:



Pass   -  50-64%             Merit  -   65-79%          Distinction  - 80-100%


The grade achieved will be determined by the grades achieved on the component.




Single Component: €225                  or             Three Components for: €600




These prices do not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees


All participants are required to take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can not insure candidates while attending work experience.




Additional Information


All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their social care role.



To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this award please see the full Award descriptor which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if any of the above components are currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.



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