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BN011
Applied Social Studies in 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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320

2013 Points

320

Change from 2012: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 330
2012 - 360
2011 - 355
2010 - 345
2009 - 330
2008 - 320
2007 - 350
2006 - 340
2005 - 335
2004 - 350
2003 - 340

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Social studies refers to the study of the various fields which involves past, current, and predicting future human behaviour and interactions. It covers topics such as economics, politics, geography, and psychology. This knowledge can be applied to try an improve the lives of people.

The course has a large emphasis on the practical application of taught knowledge and skills to the various work settings of social care.


 
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BN011 - Applied Social Studies in Social Care
IT Blanchardstown

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BN011 - Applied Social Studies in Social Care
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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:

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This course enables students to work with a variety of people, both in the community and in residential settings.



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