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This is a job that you must be really interested in to succeed in. At times the hours can be very long and the work can be very challenging. You must be prepared to put up with the hard work in order to get the real experience and career progress that the job can offer you. If you are not really interested in this work you will be letting yourself and your colleagues down.
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DT571
Social Care

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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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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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400

2013 Points

400

Change from 2012: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 395
2012 - 410
2011 - 400
2010 - 410
2009 - 405
2008 - 400
2007 - 400
2006 - 380
2005 - 375
2004 - 370
2003 - 370
2002 - 385*
2001 - 385
2000 - 380

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Social caring is the practice of providing support to people who are unable to fully support themselves, not due to medical illness.

College-based lectures and studies is combined with the experience which students gain through a work placement.


 
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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014

 
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

5 Distinctions


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Social care is a profession characterised by working with marginalised or disadvantaged people in a caring, compassionate way. Graduates may work with children and adolescents in residential child care, people with intellectual disabilities, the homeless, people with alcohol/drug dependency, families in the community, the aged, asylum seekers/refugees and so on.



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