Social Science

Course Description


This programme combines theoretical and practical training in the four broad areas of childhood, adolescence, disabilities, and older people enabling successful students to gain employment in the healthcare field.

Course Content

  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Equality and Disability
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Social Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Please note that the combination of components outlined above may be subject to revision.


QQI Level 5 Community Care Award: 5M2786

Progression / Employment

Students will acquire the skills necessary to take up employment as care assistants in a variety of healthcare settings.

Students may be eligible to apply to Third Level Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.  Links to third level from Community Care 5M2786

Entry Requirements

Ordinary Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. All applicants must have two references and are subject to individual and group interview. Applications are welcome from mature students with relevant experience.

Please download the Garda Vetting Application Form and bring the completed form to your interview.

Parent/Guardian consent form (for students who are under 18)