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Obtain the minimum requirements in the Leaving Cert. You must also have a clean criminal record. If you are successful in joining, you have to be willing to listen and learn from your instructors who have years of experience.

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Course Code:
BN107
Title:
Applied Social Studies in Social Care
College:
IT Blanchardstown
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Social studies examines  the past and current behaviour of individuals and societies. It predicts possible future human behaviour through the study of subjects such as economics, geography, politics and psychology. This knowledge can then be used to try to improve the lives of people.

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A Social Care qualification is distinct from a qualification in Social Work in that Social Carers are the professionals who essentially provide care to the client whereas social workers may be more adversarial or representative of clients' needs and concerns. 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

330

Change from 2012: 

-30

History: 2012 - 360
2011 - 355
2010 - 345
2009 - 330
2008 - 320
2007 - 350
2006 - 340
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