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Intercultural Studies 5N0765 QQI/FETAC Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to explore, reflect and analyse intercultural issues such as diversity, racism, prejudice, conflict, inclusion, participation and interdependence while also reflecting on their own culture. It provides learners with an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for active, positive participation in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing society.
Who should apply:
The programme will be of interest to learners keen to work within areas of social and intercultural care, early years education, human resources, counselling and management/leadership roles with voluntary or social care agencies.
Such as family centres, youth organisations and a variety of other community groups that provide a practical element essential to this course.
Learners will be able to:
1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of intercultural issues by developing a respect for self, others and for diversity and exploring a variety of ways of dealing with issues arising from cultural differences
2 Discuss the key elements of 'culture', 'society', 'stereotyping', 'cultural myths', 'racism' xenophobia', 'nationalism', 'assimilation' and 'integration'
3 Discuss the manner in which a variety of cultures, mark significant life milestones ie marriage, death and compare the role of religious belief in 2 contrasting societies'
4 Examine the influence of culture on personal identity and recognise prejudice and stereotyping in other people and in themselves
5 Discuss the links between aid, colonialism, trade, slavery and racism and explore possible reasons why groups such as emigrants, migrants and immigrants may experience prejudice and discrimination from members of a dominant culture
6 Explore the contribution of the media to attitude formation, cultural identity and popular opinion and critically evaluate the portrayal of cultural diversity in a variety of popular magazines
7 Analyse and evaluate various aspects of inter-culturalism using a range of methods and sources ie investigating the cultural origins of current popular music and cinema
8 Design appropriate survey methods eg questionnaires interview to explore key choices and challenges posed by living in a new cultural environment and examine some ways societies promote and foster a sense of belonging and cultural identity
9 Explore and discuss the key legislation governing inter-personal relationships in Irish society, for example the Equality Act, Equal Status Act, Employment Equality Act and examine the role of peace-making and peace keeping organisations
10 Exercise initiative and independence by exploring attitudes that contribute to racist behaviour by identifying and exploring incidences and reason for some current intercultural conflicts
11 Critically examine and evaluate her/his values in relation to intercultural issues for example refugees, aid, work permits
12 Process and present findings from research and outline key principles for guidelines to promote inclusive behaviour in, for example, the workplace, clubs, societies, schools, training centres


Assessment Technique:  
Project   60%         Learner Record   40%
The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:

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

G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €200 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed


All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and 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.


      Entry Requirements:
Learner is required to have a strong interest in the provision of Social and Intercultural Care in order to ensure successful participation in the programme, through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Intercultural Studies 5N0765 QQI/FETAC which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Intercultural Studies 5N0765 QQI/FETAC Level 5 is a component of
Applied Social Studies Level 5
Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level.
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 component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.


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