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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice

  • Course Code

    TA025

  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Basic / broad general programmes*,General Programmes,Social and behavioural Sciences,Social work and counselling

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time,Part Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

Social care course at IT TallaghtITT Dublin is delighted to offer this innovative BA (Honours) degree programme in Social Care Practice. The course opens up opportunities for students to have a fulfilling and challenging career in the social care sector.

Social Care professionals work with a wide variety of client groups such as people with disabilities, children and young people, members of the Traveller Community, homeless people, elderly people, asylum seekers and people with mental health difficulties. They work in a variety of settings including residential services, community settings and training and education services.

This degree is internationally recognised so it equips people to work in Ireland but also in many other countries around the world.

The course is taught through lectures, tutorials and practicals. Students also go on a number of work placements in years 2, 3 and 4. These work placements provide students with the chance to apply the theory they have learnt in their lectures to the real-world of social care. The teaching staff has worked in various areas of Social Care for many years and will share their expertise and experience so that students will, after four years, be very highly qualified and trained to work to an excellent standard as social care professionals.

 

Who should apply for this course?
-Do you enjoy meeting new people?
-Are you outgoing and friendly?
-Would you like to work in a job where you could give help and support to other people?
-Would you enjoy a job which involves supporting people to achieve things and to develop new skills which give them satisfaction?
-Do you like being active and busy?
-Do you like working as part of a team?
-Would you like to have a career which would give you the opportunity to earn a good salary but also be motivated by the work you do and support you give to other people?

If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, then a degree in Social Care Practice might really suit you.

 

Social care courses at IT TallaghtThe course has a number of key objectives:
-To ensure students learn the skills required to work effectively with individuals, families, groups and associations in the community, in project work and in residential settings;
-To ensure that ITT Dublin graduates have a thorough grasp of the responsibilities of social care professionals to work in an ethical manner and to the highest standard of best practice;
-To introduce students to social care interventions, policy management, administration and political advocacy;
-To allow students to acquire a primary degree that will be recognized both nationally and internationally in the area of professional social care work (residential, community and project work);
-To ensure graduates are capable of acting as informed advocates for their clients and strive to improve their clients’ quality of life;
-To afford graduates the opportunity to obtain a highly respected degree that will open up the possibility for them to pursue post-graduate studies in Social Care;
-To train students so that they will be in a position to conduct research in the area of Social and Behavioural Science;
-To ensure that graduates will understand a variety of emotional and behavioural disorders and be able to work effectively with clients who may experience these disorders;
-To enable graduates to apply creative therapies in Social Care contexts.

Accreditations/Outcomes

Course Code: TA 025 - Level 8
Honours Bachelor Degree of Arts – Social Care Practice

Length of course: 4 years
Recognised in Europe
Mature students welcome

Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level 

What do I Need?

Social care courses at IT TallaghtEntry Requirements, Honours Bachelor Degree – Social Care Practice
Applicants should note that the entry requirement is a Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade C in two higher level papers.  The subjects passed must include Mathematics and either English or Irish and Grade D3 in four ordinary level papers in the Leaving Cert. No prior knowledge of a foreign language is required.
 

Recent minimum CAO points: 325
Points range of recent offers: 325-410


Garda Vetting
A number of programmes offered by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), especially in the areas of medicine, health, social work and education, require students to undertake placements that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public, and justify public trust and confidence, the HEIs are committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes.
For further information - http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=garda_clearance

Career Opportunities

The course opens up opportunities for students to have a fulfilling and challenging career in the social care sector. Social Care professionals work with a wide variety of client groups such as people with disabilities, children and young people, members of the Traveller Community, homeless people, elderly people, asylum seekers and people with mental health difficulties. They work in a variety of settings including residential services, community settings and training and education services.

This degree is internationally recognised so it equips people to work in Ireland but also in many other countries around the world.

How To Apply

Angela Feeney (Head of Department) Tel  + 353 1 404 2302   

Department  phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2300 / 2333 / 2305 / 2306 / 2307  - Fax: + 353 1 4042304

Further Information

Please visit the Dept of Humanities

Links Scheme
3 Distinctions, Childcare DCHSC, Nursing Studies DCHSN, Community Care DCHCC, Community and Health Services DCHSX

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