Social Studies 2
Note: Course shadowing as part of work experience is available for this course.
Progress from Social Studies 1 or Access to Social Studies to this course.
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to deliver high quality information advice and advocacy services to a range of service users. Learners can also transfer or progress to programmes leading to awards in higher education and training.
The course features include; work experience in a variety of health, education and social care settings, guest speakers, education field trips, team building exercises and continuous assessment through project based and practical assignments.
QQI Level 6
Certificate in Information, Advice and Advocacy
This is a one year full time course.
A QQI Level 5 or equivalent combined with an interest and or experience working in an advocacy area. All applicants are interviewed and places are awarded on suitability.
The following subjects may be offered:
- Government, Social & Public Administration
This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to support service users to access government, social and public services.
- Social & Civil Information
This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide social and civil information to service users in a variety of contexts.
- Information, Advice & Advocacy
This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, interpersonal and technology skills to competently deliver information, advice and advocacy service in the community.
This programme module will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to skilfully lead other people in work-related tasks and activities, in a paid or voluntary capacity.
- Work Experience
This programme will provide a learner with a comprehensive range of skills with detailed theoretical understanding of a general supervisory nature of the work placement in a specific vocational area.
- Conflict Management
This module facilitates learners in developing a general understanding of the Irish legal system.
Family Rights Advocacy
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge,skills and competence to advise on options available for service users inregard to rights, entitlements and services for families
- Constructive Thinking Skills
This course offers the opportunities to work in organisations that provide information, advice and advocacy services in the Social and Health Service area. It also provides the opportunity to work in a supervisory role in organisations such as a Youth Information Service, a Disability Advocacy/Support Service and a Citizens Information Service.
- BA Early Years and Childhood Studies (CK111)
- BSocSc. Social Studies (CK102)
- BA Arts (CK101)
- BA Social Care (CR031)
- BA Early Years Education (CR620)
Students who wish to use the progression links to further studies will need to attain a certain level of achievement in their QQI award.