Social Care Work - Ennis Campus

TUS - Ennis Campus


Course Name Social Care Work - Ennis Campus
Course Provider TUS - Ennis Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code US781
Course Type Higher Education CAO
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ennis
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 years. Class Contact hours Up to 21 hours per week, depending on the year.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Foundation Level Mathematics at grade F2 or higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for this programme.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Irish
Foundation Level Irish at Grade F2 will meet the minimum language requirement for all courses.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher i...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the applicant achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply for entry to Honours Degree (Level 8), Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses.

Points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:
Pass: 28 points Merit: 46 points Distinction: 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS.


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Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:

1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

Student Contribution Fee
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charge, which is se...

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Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?
“Social Care Work is a relationship based approach to the purposeful planning and provision of care, protection, psychosocial support and advocacy in partnership with vulnerable individuals and groups who experience marg...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1: Semester 1: Digital Literacy, Research & Writing Skills; Teamwork & Communication in Practice Settings; Introduction to Social Care Policy, Provision & Practice; Personal Development for Social Care Practice: Beginning Exp...

Comment Other Information
• Work Placement in Year 2 & Year 3
• Garda Vetting
• Fitness to Practice
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Mature Applicants:
For applications to Social Care Work courses from mature applicants, transfer applicants, and international applicants, it should be noted that selection is by way of a competitive interview process, which is informed by equality legislation and equal opportunities.
Careers or Further Progression What can I do after this course?
Job opportunities for graduates include positions as: Social Care Worker, Community Project Worker, Family Support Worker.

Graduates can also progress to the Level 8 honours degree in Social Care Work at TUS.
Further Enquiries Department of Applied Social Sciences
Tel: 061 293857
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 200
2021 251
2020 260