Social Studies

Courses

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Applied Social Studies with Psychology

Level 5

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Community & Youth Work

Level 5

Applied Social Studies with Psychology

Course Code: 5M4468

 

Course Content: 

  • Social Studies
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Psychology

Students will also complete the following courses:

  • People Handling
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Persons Awareness Programme
  • Infection Prevention & Control

Award: 

QQI Level 5 award in Community Health Services.

Aim:

This one year course is designed to provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of Social Studies and Social Care. Learners also gain an understanding of the complexity of contemporary social issues, equality, diversity and social values.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates will have a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to seek employment in the caring services, youth, family and community work. The vast majority of students completing this course progress to social and health related Degree courses in


UCD

TCD

DCU

TU Dublin

Maynooth University

WIT

NUIG

IT Carlow

UCC

IT Sligo

DKIT

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4468 – Community and Health Services  

DIFE Course Title:  Applied Social Studies with Psychology

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

DCU Health and Society
UCD

Social Science, Psychology, Humanities, Law, Law and Business

Maynooth University Arts, Social Science, European Studies, Anthropology, Politics, International Development
UCC Applied Psychology, Social Science, Arts
TU Dublin (City Campus), DKIT, AIT, CIT Social Care
NUI Galway Arts
UL Psychology and Sociology
TU Dublin (Blanchardstown Campus), LIT Applied Social Care
TU Dublin (Tallaght Campus), IT Carlow, IT Sligo, WIT Social Care Practice
LYIT Health and Social Care
IADT Applied Psychology
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4468 – Community and Health Services  

DIFE Course Title:  Applied Social Studies with Psychology

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.

 

‘I found that deciding to attend DIFE one of the best decisions I have ever made. I found the course interesting, relevant and exciting. The support I received was unreal, every step of the way staff were there only too willing to help. I got accepted into both Maynooth and Trinity and chose Trinity to qualify as a social worker. I am finding that my first year in Trinity is very doable, given the terrific foundation I received in DIFE.’ – Sue Doherty (past student)

Community & Youth Work

Course Code: 5M4732

 

Course Content: 

  • Understanding Youth Work
  • Working with Young People
  • Young People and Society
  • Community Addiction Studies
  • Teamworking
  • Criminolgy
  • Substance Use Issues for Youth Work
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies

Students will also complete the following courses:

  • First Aid Responder – PHECC
  • TUSLA Introduction to Child First Programme

Aim:

Are you passionate about helping others and creating a real impact on your community and younger people in particular. This programme provides students with an understanding if youth work practice and the roll of the youth worker; exploring current issues facing young people and those working in the field.

Progression & Career Options: 

Graduates may progress into employment in the youth services or community development sector in various roles including community support worker, youth work leader, residential social carer, outreach worker etc,.

Graduates from this course may gain entry to a range of specialist related degrees programmes in:


Maynooth University

UCD

TU Dublin

TCD

NUIG

DKIT

 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4732 – Community and Youth Work  

DIFE Course Title: Community and Youth Work

Level 7 and 8 Courses to which this course is linked:

Maynooth University Youth and Community Work, Arts.
TU Dublin Community and Youth Work.
UCD Social Science.
DKIT Youth Work.
NUIG Arts.
Trinity College Dublin Social Work (Mature Students).
Entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

This is not an exhaustive list.  Applicants are advised at all times to confirm linked Awards, any additional module requirements, application processes and scoring systems with the Admissions Offices of the participating higher education institutions, or visit www.cao.ie. 

Course Code and QQI Title:  5M4732 – Community and Youth Work  

DIFE Course Title: Community and Youth Work

 

Student Registration Fee € 200
PLC Government Levy € 200
QQI Exam Fee € 50
Course Fees/Materials
DIFE Total € 450
Note – Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the course fees outlined above. 
 
€30 of the Student Registration Fee is non-refundable. All fees are subject to change.