Adult Access – Social Care

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

Adult Access SOCIAL CARE

The Adult Access VTOS department delivers interesting, worthwhile and relevant courses to adults. Participants on the Adult Access Social Care course may choose from one of the following Level 5 QQI certificates.

Social Care Studies

On this two year course students choose from one of the following certificates:

  • Nursing Studies – 5M4349
  • Health Service Skills – 5M3782
  • Healthcare Support – 5M4339
  • Early Childhood Care and Education – 5M2009
  • Community Health Services – 5M4468
  • Youthwork – 5M4732
  • Community Care – 5M2786

By choosing the electives, this course offers a practical and theoretical introduction to the world of childcare, youthwork, nursing, community care and health related care settings such as schools, childcare facilities, youth  settings, hospitals, nursing homes, retirement facilities or in clients’ own  homes. Graduates can become childcare workers, special needs assistants, youth workers, carers, hospital porters or disability care support workers. lt can also be used as a stepping stone to continue studies in further education to many areas such as Childcare, Healthcare Paramedic/Emergency Responder, Nursing Studies or Pharmacy Counter Assistant.

Qualifications & Progression

Some students come to the course to improve their existing qualifications but many choose to change career direction. Many graduates move directly into employment, and many move on to further education, both within the college
and to third level. Graduates may avail of the special links for progression to third level.

Successful students can achieve worthwhile level 5 QQI certifications, on courses that are constantly evolving and changing to meet the needs of the students and potential employers. This course enables students to explore the
broad area of social care.