Social Studies Level 6

Social Studies Level 6

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Social Studies Course
QQI Level 6
Course Fees: €300

The primary focus of this one-year, full-time Level 6 course is on the relationship between the individual and society, and how through working and taking action together, we can transform both the world around us and ourselves, for better.

This course will help equip you with knowledge and skills with which to contribute to the community-wide responses required to successfully confront the challenges faced by society in the 21st century.


European Project (Erasmus +)

Every year a number of students may travel to another European country for three weeks’ work experience. The  students attend a social or community work setting in the host country and observe and participate in the day-to-day working environment, learning how professional social and community work is delivered in that country. View our European Work Experience page here.

Course Director: David Masterson

  • Social Analysis
  • Action Research
  • Community Development Practice
  • Community Development Theory
  • Group Work Theory and Practice
  • Communications
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Arts in the Community

In addition, learners will participate in a number of course relevant activities inside and outside the college to broaden their learning experiences.Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Community Development 6M3674

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

QQI Social Studies Level 5 with a Merit/Distinction profile.
or those with QQI Level 5 certificates in related areas of study or equivalent qualifications may also apply.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant life and/or work experience and may not meet the above entry requirements are welcome to apply.

Applicant Information Meeting

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

Progression and Employment Prospects

This course offers students many  possibilities – from future employment in the social, voluntary and community sectors to further study at a higher level across a wide range of social science disciplines such as sociology, social work, social policy, community development and psychology.


Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
(William James, Philosopher)