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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Course Code:
TR084
Title:
Social Studies (Social Work)
College:
TCD
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Community & Voluntary
Social & Caring
Civil/Public Service, Local Government & Politics
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Social work is a profession that is primarily concerned with supporting and helping people in a variety of situations and settings. It is also about working in solidarity with socially excluded people helping them meet the challenges that their social exclusion creates.

This course offers the advantage of combining a Level 8 degree with professional social work training. Students may also take a course in French or German.



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Trinity graduates are eligible for immediate employment as professionally qualified social workers without the necessity for further post-graduate training.

This course is approved by the Health and Social Care Professional Council (CORU) (Formerly NSWQB).

 

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2013 Points

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