Advanced Health and Social Care (with SNA)

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Course Content

A d v a n c e d H e a lt h a n d S o c i a l S t u d i e s
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Disability Awareness
  • Person Centred Planning,
  • Rehabilitation Practice
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Learning Difficulty Awareness
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Health Promotion

Course Description

If you hold a QQI Level 5 Health related award such as Healthcare Support, Nursing Studies or a QQI Social Studies Level 5 award in Applied Psychology and Social Studies or Youthwork, then why not take the opportunity to undertake further studies in advanced health and social studies. Our Level 6 award will equip you, the learner, with the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to undertake roles in  person centred care and healthcare environments.


6M2218 QQI Level 6 Social and Vocational Integration

Career Opportunities

Graduates can also progress to employment in various areas including:

Social Care l Youth and Community Organisers l Rehabilitation l Elderly Care l Community Intervention l Health Science and Nutrition l Youth Work Leader Disability | Direct Support Worker | Community Care Organisers


Thousands of additional health and social care workers are going to be needed to deal with our growing and ageing population

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

DKIT | Social Care | Level 8
UCD | Psychology | Level 8
DKIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8
DKIT | Early Childhood Studies | Level 8
Maynooth University | Psychology | Level 8
Maynooth University/TU Dublin | Community & Youth Work | Level 8
AIT | Health Sciences with Nutrition | Level 8
WIT | Health Promotion | Level 8
DKIT | Community Youth Work | Level 7

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All courses now have a low course registration fee of €30. Make sure to confirm your place on a course by paying your registration fee.

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I was always interested in caring for others who were vulnerable and needed additional care. This course equipped me with the qualities to support individuals with autism, mental health issues and intellectual disabilities. I learned many skills, how to communicate, support individuals who are non-verbal whilst creating Person Centred Plans to help the individual live their best possible life with minimum limitations. I’m currently working in a Social Care setting. Without studying this one-year course, I would have found it extremely difficult to understand and communicate with individuals with a disability, mainly Autism. I have since progressed onto third level education as a result of achieving my Level 6 Award.

Ellie Mc Guirk 2021-2022