Social Care - Professional Social Care Practice

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus

 

Course Name Social Care - Professional Social Care Practice
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW717
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7

Garda Vetting Required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+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 Mathematics. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certificate points total will increase from...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
Institute of Technology Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be ...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

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QQI-FET (FETAC)
Students who have completed a full QQI-FET award at Level 5, and achieved at least three distinctions, are eligible to apply through CAO for entry to Year 1 on to Level 6, 7 and 8
courses. Students who have completed ...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed

Mature Student Applicants
Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a course. Mature student applicants wi...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Non-Standard Applications
Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applicants should also apply via the CAO. Applicants should tick the relevant box/ boxes for special categorie...

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Number of Places 30
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2021/22 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2022/23

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contri...

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Financial Support

Expand+Grant Information
All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+What is Professional Social Care Practice?
Social care professionals provide vital support, advocacy and care to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society including: people with disabilities, children and families at risk, asylu...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What subjects will I study?
YEAR 1
Mandatory Subjects
Communications, Research and Study Skills
Professional Development for Social Care Practice
Creative Skills
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Principles and Practices of Social Car...

Comment

Expand+SPECIAL FEATURES
• Supervised professional practice placements (taking place in Year 2 and Year 3) are an essential part of this course.

• Students are encouraged to take part in national and international competitions such as the SPARK Socia...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
The course provides graduates with the skills and expertise to work in the social care profession and work across this diverse sector, in fields such as:
• Residential care
• Disability
• Community-based services.

Fu...

Further Enquiries Programme Director
Eileen Farrell, Dip App Soc Studies/Care, BSocSc, MSocSc, NQSW, PGDip T&L
E: eileen.farrell@itcarlow.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2021 271
2020 288
2019 260