Course Details - Entry Requirements

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus

Social Studies - Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care - Wexford Campus

 
Course Name Social Studies - Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care - Wexford Campus
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW068
Minimum Subjects 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate:
• 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
• 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:
• English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Bonus Points for Higher Level Mathematics
A bonus of 25 points continues to be allocated to applicants who achieve a Grade H6 or better in higher level (HL) Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from 600 to 625 (existing maximum points plus bonus points).

Foundation Level
Institute of Technology Carlow recognise Foundation Level grades for the purposes of admission to Higher education under the following criteria:

• Foundation level Mathematics is accepted as one of the five subjects required for entry to those programmes where Mathematics is not a requirement.

• Foundation level Irish at F3 level will meet the minimum language requirement. No points are awarded.

Foundation Level grades and Points (from 2017)
F1 20
F2 12
F3 0

Garda Vetting of Students
Certain programmes at IT Carlow include work placements which may involve close contact with young children or vulnerable adults. Students undertaking these programmes must undergo the Garda vetting procedure, which may take between six and ten weeks to complete. Registration for these programmes, will be conditional and places may be subsequently withdrawn, if students do not successfully complete the Garda Vetting process. For more information on the programmes requiring Garda vetting and an outline of the Garda vetting procedure please visit our website at www.itcarlow.ie.