This one-year course/programme aims to assist students who may be seeking employment or higher education in the area of social care.
- Social Studies
- Human Growth and Development
- Intercultural Studies
- Work Experience
- Applied Psychology
- Equality and Disability
- Word Processing
Students who qualify in this area can pursue further study and a career in:
- Health Services
- Community Care Services
- Youth Services
- Education Services
- Voluntary Organisations
FEEDBACK FROM PAST STUDENTS
Going back to education is no easy task for a mature student - in fact any student. I am now studying in Carlow IT; studying BA degree in Social Studies and Professional Care. Doing the Applied Social Studies course has opened up so many doors for me- most of all my mind to the world around me.
Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC): Level 5 - Certificate in Applied Social Studies
Due to ongoing developments in FETAC, award names and content are subject to change.
FETAC graduates are eligible to apply to Institutes of Technology and Universities for follow-on courses.
Garda Vetting is a requirement on courses / programmes where students / learners have access to children or vulnerable adults. Prior to attending work experience students / learners must be vetted by the Gardai. All students / learners being offered a place on a course/programme will be issued with Garda Vetting forms by post with the course offer.
Students / learners who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland / Northern Ireland and for whom Garda Vetting is unavailable are required to provide vetting from the relevant police authorities.