Health & Social Studies, Advanced Certificate


QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health & Social Studies, Advanced Certificate .

This one-year full-time course equips you to work as a Social Worker and team leader in a variety of  settings. This QQI Level 6 award will offer you enhanced opportunities in employment and will also enable you to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.



Award QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health & Social Studies, Advanced Certificate 
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025.
Location Onsite at Mallow Campus.
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Fees TBC
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

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Career Prospects

  • This course covers a broad range of learning in social and health related topics that can lead to careers such as healthcare supervisor, community and youth work projects, intellectual disability services (subject to the organisation requirements), social worker/care worker , voluntary organisations.


Course Contents

Boundary Management 6N2207
Disability Awareness 6N1975
Health Promotion 6N2214
Leadership 6N2191
Supervisory Management 6N4329
Person Centred Planning 6N2206
Work Experience 6N2196
Rehabilitation Practice 6N2206

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.


One year. Full-time. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. See calendar for term holidays.


50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required.



Garda Vetting

This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion of this process.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of this course. The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.

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