CAO Code LY016
  Letterkenny Campus

Higher Certificate

Health & Social Care

2 years  /    Level 6  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Higher Certificate in Science in Health & Social Care is a two year course that will help you embark on a career in health and social care. It’s a career that’s vital to society, and is one of the most fulfilling you can pursue.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Introduction to Psychology and Sociology Mandatory 10 7
Professional Scholarship Mandatory 5 7
Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory 5 4
Human Physiology and Health 1 Mandatory 5 6
Disability Awareness Mandatory 5 6
2 Preparation for Practice Mandatory 10 5
Law & Ethics Mandatory 10 6
Child Protection & Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory 5 4
Human Physiology & Health 2 Mandatory 5 6
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Practice Placement 1 Mandatory 30 30
4 Positive Ageing and Care Mandatory 10 8
Health Promotion Mandatory 10 8
Responding to Behaviours of Concern Mandatory 5 4
Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Mandatory 5 4

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186306 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186310

Head of Department Dr Judith Mullineux
Email: EarlyEdSocialStudies.Admin@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186404

School and Department
Faculty of Science & Health
Department of Early Education & Social Studies