Social, Equality and Disability Studies 5M2181
The purpose of the Social, Equality and Disability Studies programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to explore areas of interest by identifying the barriers faced by people in society today, especially those with disability. Learners will study a variety of modules and will also have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in this field.
• Enable students to explore the theory and practice of the key areas of social studies by exploring a wide range of social issues
• Enable students to understand the needs of people with disabilities and develop an understanding of care provision in the public, private and voluntary sectors
• Develop an awareness of the need for social inclusion and its impact on the lives of individuals, especially those with disabilities
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
Pre-entry guidance meeting
Mature applicants welcome.
At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to complete a successful garda vetting process. Garda clearance is a mandatory requirement for work placement.
- Psychology 5N0754
- Equality and Disability 5N1273
- Intercultural Studies 5N0765
- Social Studies 5N1370
- Communications 5N0690
- Work Experience 5N1356
- Care Support 5N0758
- Political Studies 5N1837
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners.
We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.
Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable.
We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.
· Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.
· Progression from 5M2181 to all ATU courses (except Nursing) and many University of Galway courses.
The following is a selection of the most relevant courses (see CAO for more):
·The following is a selection of the most relevant courses (see CAO for more):
Technological University Shannon (TUS), Athlone
Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Sligo
Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Castlebar
University of Galway
- GY104 BSc Psychology
- GY105 History
- GY110 Children and Youth Studies
- GY111 English and Creative Writing
- GY113 Arts with Human Rights
- GY115 Arts with Performing Arts Studies
- GY118 Arts Drama Theatre Performance Studies
- GY119 Arts Journalism
- GY125 Arts (Film & Digital Media)
- GY129 Arts (Global Experience)
- GY133 Arts(Computer Science with Math Studies)
- GY135 Arts with Global Media
- GY136 Na Dána (Léann Teanga)
- GY132 Government (Politics Economics and Law)
UCD (University College Dublin)
- DN520 BA Two-Subject FT (BAU5)
- UCD's two subject BA Arts Degree
- DN530 - Languages, Linguistics and Culture
Trinity College Dublin
TR582 Political Science/Law-- 5M2181 only (social)
TR639 Philosophy/Modern Language
The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of * CAO QQI Requirements Lookup
Student Contribution: €175
Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.
Students who successfully complete the course may gain employment in a wide variety of organisations such as residential centres, refuge hostels, family support services, educational organisations & community support projects.
QQI Level 5 Award in Applied Social Studies (5M2181)
This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.
- At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experience.
- GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.