Qualification in the relevant area(s) for this course (Article 40-F of Decree-Law n.º 65/2018), must be demonstrated with the approval in the following subject, attested in the certificate of secondary education or legally equivalent qualification:
Course registered at the General Directorate of Higher Education with the number R/c 363/2015
Area of Education and Training
762 - Social Work and Guidance
Publication in the Official Gazette
Notice nº 11801/2017 - 2nd series, n.º 192, of 4 October
Study Program Evaluation
This Higher Technical Professional Course is a vocational training course taught as part of polytechnic higher education and lasts 4 semesters, corresponding to 120 ECTS. The course is organised into general and scientific training, technical training and on-the-job training (internship), and each student is awarded with a Higher Technical Professional Diploma at level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning.
The Higher Technical Professional Course in Family and Community Service aims to train professionals who are able to provide services and care to people of all ages (children, young people, adults and the elderly) who are dependent or independent, including people with disabilities, providing them with physical, psychological and social support.
Direct support to the technical departments of organisations including: social charities, private social solidarity institutions, homes and sheltered accommodation for the elderly, centres for children, social orders/projects, support centres for disabled people and people with multiple disabilities, support centres for people in need and the homeless, shelters to support the victims of violence, day centres, social centres, education centres, rehabilitation units for young people, schools, prisons and hospitals.
Entry requirements (one of the following)
- Having completed a secondary education course qualification or a legally equivalent qualification.
- Having passed the special exams for assessing capacity to attend higher education for people over 23 (Decree-Law no. 64/2006 of 21 March).
- Holding a technological specialisation diploma, a higher technical professional diploma or a higher education qualification.