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Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required for employment in a Social Care Setting.
Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a social care/healthcare setting.
Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.
Status: Elective Minor component Healthcare Support Level 5
Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339
Some of the learning outcomes include:
- Demonstrate an understanding of sociology and its relevance to understanding their position as an individual, a family member and as part of a community and wider society
- Discuss the process of socialisation and the agents of socialisation by analysing family peer groups, education, media and how they impact on their lives
- Examine the area of social stratification in Irish society and describe how this society can be divided into different social strata ie class, gender, race/ethnicity
- Discuss the impact of discrimination on individuals in society by looking at discrimination and its impact on the following members of society – travellers, the socially marginalised, elderly people, immigrant and migrant workers of diverse racially and cultural backgrounds, minority religions and homosexuals and transsexuals
- Explore the role and function of the family as a social unit, the changes that have taken place in the family within an Irish
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