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TR084
Social Studies (Social Work)

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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).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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455*

2014 Points

455*

Change from 2013: 

-5

Points History:

2013 - 460*
2012 - 470
2011 - 470
2010 - 465
2009 - 450*
2008 - 480*
2007 - 490
2006 - 480
2005 - 480
2004 - 485
2003 - 485
2002 - 485
2001 - 475
2000 - 465

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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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