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Orla Gallagher

Spa Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.
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AL860
Social Care Practice

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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When you study for the BA (Honours) in Social Care Practice, you receive the education and training to equip you to work as a practitioner with marginalised youth. You will learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and proficiencies that are unique to the social care practitioner. You will also undertake detailed studies in the areas of therapy to facilitate the involvement of the care practitioner in the work environment.

 

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies

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Pass in G20031 or 5N1370
Distinctions in three modules

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When you graduate after four years you will have excellent employment prospects in the voluntary and statutory sectors (community care, residential care and project work).

 



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