Social Care (Level 6) Part-Time

Programme Aim

On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to work in a social care setting. The course has been developed for learners who wish to pursue a career in social care services in either the private, public or voluntary sector and or to progress on to higher education or training.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will be expected to have Leaving Certificate, QQI Level 5 Award or equivalent standard of education.
  • Included in the Admission process is an interview followed by an online assessment in Mathematics and English.
  • All applicants are subject to an interview

Course Content

TitleAwardAwarding Body
Disability AwarenessLevel 6 - Disability AwarenessQQI
Person Centred PlanningLevel 6 - Person Centred PlanningQQI
Mental Health AwarenessLevel 6 - Mental Health AwarenessQQI
Work ExperienceLevel 6 - Work ExperienceQQI
CommunicationsLevel 6 - CommunicationsQQI

Course Duration

PART TIME (BTEI Programme): 2 days a week (TBC)

*Students must be eligible under the (BTEI) Back to Education Initiative – see study options page for more information.


Students who successfully complete this course may apply to develop their knowledge on further education courses at level 6 and 7.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates could also seek out employment in social care roles in either private, public or voluntary sectors. 


€100 non-refundable Centre Registration fee.

*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion


Social Care (QQI Level 6)
Minor Award


Portarlington FETC

Bracklone Street


County Laois

Start Date              09/09/19                                      

End Date                26/06/20                                      

Duration                 0 weeks 



  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen


Margaret Morrin



(057) 8623161


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Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed



Read what our past students  have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

“I found the course useful and interesting. Teachers were very helpful and understanding as most of us were going back to education after many years of not studying.
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”
Zane Polaskova (Student)
Accounts Assistant
“The decision to return to education was one of the best choices I made, the thought seemed daunting at the start but I soon settled in. All of the tutors were very helpful and the students gave each other support, I made some great friends who will be friends for life. The course I chose was Office Administration, this course most definitely helped me to secure the job I have today.”
Maeve O'Carroll (Student)
Administrator, Court Services