This programme emphasises the personal and professional development required to work in this challenging field. Social Care is the professional provision of care, protection, support, welfare and advocacy for vulnerable or dependent people individually or in groups. As a graduate, you will find employment opportunities with the HSE, statutory and voluntary organisations and with both residential and community-based agencies.
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.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
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.
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.
On successful completion of the programme, job opportunities for graduates include: Social Care Worker, Community Project Worker, Family Support Worker. LIT graduates often work for organisations such as HSE, Limerick & Tipperary Youth Services, Brothers of Charity, Enable Ireland, Focus Ireland, Novas Initiatives