QQI Level 5 Community Care 5M2786

This one-year level 5 course is an excellent preparatory course for those wishing to pursue a career in applied social care. It can also be used as an access course to Higher Education. Students who successfully complete the course may progress to employment, or further studies on a Level 6 Social Care or higher education courses.

Social care is ‘people’ focused and involves providing professional care and protection to vulnerable individuals and groups such as children, youths or adults including those with additional needs. Those who successfully complete the course may find employment as care workers in:

• Residential Services
• Child and Family Agency
• Homeless Services
• Addiction recovery centres
• Home care for the elderly
• Disability services and more…


  • QQI Level 5 Community Care 5M2786
  • First Aid Responder (PHECC)
  • Manual Handling Certificate

Principal areas of study

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Community Addiction Studies
  • Care Skills
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Word Processing

(Modules offered may be subject to change)

“I loved this course. The teachers were amazing, really kind and helpful. The range of workshops and classes provided throughout the year really helped to broaden my understanding of Social Care. I knew in my mind that this was the right course and career choice for me. I had a great experience at Liberties, where the teachers were focused on giving us the best experience possible.”



  • Work Placement of a minimum of 60 hours
    It may include working with

    • People with addictions
    • People with a learning or physical disability
    • People who are homeless
    • Family support
    • Older people
  • Garda vetting for work experience



Care workers in a variety of settings.



All our classes are delivered in English.  If English is not your first language you may be able to avail of supports in advance of starting a full-time course.   We work in partnership with our colleagues in Adult Education Service who run an ESOL and preparation for college course(s) which you may be able to attend in advance of your full-time studies.If you have any questions, about these supports please email [email protected]