Applied Social Studies with Special Needs Assisting (QQI Level 5)
This full-time one year programme offers an introduction to the theory and practice of Social Studies, Special Needs and Psychology. It aims to increase awareness of the practical applications of social and psychological theory, while also developing the skills and role of the Special Needs Assistant.
It is also relevant to those interested in applying psychological theories to the area of Special Needs Assisting in an educational setting. The course allows graduates to progress to a number of Third Level courses or to progress to employment as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA).
- Intercultural Studies
- Social Studies
- Special Needs Assisting
- Human Growth & Development
- Personal Effectiveness
- Work Experience
- Mathematics (Optional)
- Research and Study Skills
- Safety and Health at Work
Modules are subject to change.
* Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 5 Maths is required.
Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)
US921 Social Care Practice (Level 8)
US780 Early Years Care and Education (Level 7)
US782 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7)
US925 Applied Psychology* (Level 8)
Maynooth University (MU)
MH101 Arts (Level 8)
MH116 Community and Youth Work (Level 8)
MH107 Social Science (Level 8)
Atlantic Technological University (ATU)
AU593 Applied Social Care (Level 7)
AU696 Applied Social Care (Level 8)
University of Galway
GY101 Bachelor of Arts (Level 8)
GY104 BSc Psychology (Level 8)
GY110 Bachelor of Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy & Practice) (Level 8)
GY123 Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Level 8)
South East Technological University (SETU)
SE926 Professional Social Care Practice (Level 7)
SE918 Professional Social Care Practice (Level 8)
SE205 Psychology (Level 8)
St. Angela’s College, Sligo
AS001 Education Home Economics & Biology – Teaching
AS002 Education Home Economics & Religion – Teaching
AS054 Home Economics
AS005 Home Economics – Teaching
PC414 B.A. (Honours) in Psychology (Level 8)**
University College Dublin (UCD)
DN720 Psychology (Level 8)
DN750 Social Policy and Sociology (Level 8)
Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or www.cao.ie
** 3-year programme, €4,750 fees per year apply.
For further information, contact Elaine on 057 9349471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.
VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply
Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Applied Social Studies
Duration: One year – September 2023 to May 2024.