QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies – Code 5M2181
1 year Full-time


Are you ready to make a difference in the world and help people in need? Our QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies course introduces you to the area of social care in a variety of settings. You’ll develop the core skills and knowledge to practice safely in caring for people with a range of social care needs, while also developing empathy and understanding when working with people in a variety of care environments.

Entry Requirements

We welcome students with a Leaving Certificate or its equivalent, as well as mature students with work or life experience. Our QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies course is the perfect fit for those looking to start a career in social care.

Programme of Study

Our QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies programme includes a range of modules that will help you expand your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Math

Core Modules

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Psychology
  • Young People and Society
  • Research & Study Skills
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

Work Experience Our QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies course includes a minimum of two weeks of work experience placement in a community service setting such as family resource centres, information centres, and drop-in services.


Our QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies course provides you with a stepping stone towards a variety of further education and career opportunities. Successful graduates can make informed choices about working or studying further in the vocational areas of applied psychology and social studies. Graduates who achieve the required standard may also progress to Institutes of Technology and Universities, including Social Science (NUIM, MH107), Social Care Practice (IT Tallaght, TA025), Health & Society (DCU, DC209), Psychology (NCI, NC010), and Social Care Practice (IADT – BA Hons. in Social Care Practice, IT Carlow – BA in Applied Social Studies).

At our college, we are committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to make a difference in people’s lives. Join our QQI Level 5 Applied Social Studies course and take the first step towards a rewarding career in social care.