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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Social Care

Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Dundalk Institute of Technology - DKIT
Course Code
DK862
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
300
Points Change

Course Summary

Humanities & Community
Humanities & Community

In this programme you will explore and analyse the development of current and future trends in social care in Ireland and how legislation in this area is drafted and regulated.

As well as learning about different models of social care and their appropriateness to different situations, you will also learn how to deliver a social care service, both alone and as part of a team, to people in community, day-care and residential settings.

Course Details

College Link > DK862 - 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

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

Number of Reserved Places:  5 places

This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.

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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

There are various career options within Social Care. These include working with:

  • children and adolescents in residential childcare;
  • people with learning or physical disabilities;
  • the homeless;
  • people with alcohol or drug dependency;
  • families in the community;
  • older people;
  • recent emigrants to Ireland;
  • the state sector (for example the Departments of Health and Children, Education and Science, and Equality and Law Reform);
  • the voluntary sector, (which includes organisations like Barnardos and the Brothers of Charity, many of which are fully or partially funded by the government).

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

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

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