1QQI Level 6 Course code: 6M2218

Course Aims

Social Care workers support some of society’s most vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging but rewarding work requiring a high level of motivation and commitment.

Formal qualifications are now a necessity in this area of work. The Advanced certificate in Social, Health and Community Studies is designed to provide an understanding of the many roles of a Social Care Worker. The main objective of the course is to develop the learner’s knowledge and skills in the area of Social Care.

Course Modules

•   6N2209 Mental Health Awareness
•   6N2206 Person Centered Planning
•   6N2196 Rehabilitation Practice
•   6N1975 Disability Awareness
•   6N2214 Health Promotion
•   6N1950 Communications
•   6N1946 Work Experience
•   The remaining credit value of 15 credits can be used from level 5.

* Modules Subject to Change


3 days per week + 2 days work placement.

Work Experience

Students must obtain work experience in a vocational related area. Garda Clearance is required for work experience.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a level 5 in a relevant course. In addition applicants may be interviewed before being offered a place on a course.


QQI level 6 Advanced Certificate in Social and Vocational integration 6M2218

Student Grants

Eligible students may apply for a Further Higher Education Grant or Back to Education Allowance


Students may apply on-line from the 23rd January 2017. Facilities will be available in Portlaoise College Institute of Further Education for students to apply on-line on Thursday 9 March 2017 between 5pm and 7.00pm (Open Evening)


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3 days per week + 2 days work placement

For further details, please contact

Ms Breda Ladd,
Course Co-ordinator,
Portlaoise College,
Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Tel: (057) 8621480 / 8621456
Email: bladd@portlaoisecollege.ie

Each PLC course is subject to availability. Laois & Offaly ETB reserves the right to cancel or discontinue courses.