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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Social Care

TU Dublin - Dublin City
TU Dublin - Dublin City
Course Code
DT571
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r1
394
Points Change
+17

Course Summary

The aims of the BA in Social Care:

To familiarise students with the latest concepts and theoretical developments in the relevant academic disciplines.

To facilitate the personal development of students as self-aware, reflective, altruistic, empathic social care professionals.

To provide students with a structured, supervised exposure to social care practice, by means of practice placements.

To develop skills relevant to social care practice.

The objective of the course is that, upon graduation, students will be eligible for employment as social care workers. 

Course Details

College Link > DT571 - Social Care

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


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QQI FET/FETAC Links

Number of Reserved Places: 4 places

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
DCHSN 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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.

Career Progression

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.

Graduates of this Level 8 programme will be eligible to progress to Masters Degrees (Level 9) in a wide range of disciplines across the Social Sciences, e.g. MA in Child, Family and Community Studies; Masters in Social Work; MA in Criminology.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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