Social Care - Professional Social Care Practice - Carlow

SETU - Carlow Campus


Course Name Social Care - Professional Social Care Practice - Carlow
Course Provider SETU - Carlow Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code SE918
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7

Garda vetting required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus points for higher level maths
25 bonus points will be awarded for Higher Level Mathematics for H6 grades or above.

SETU Carlow Campus recognises foundation level grades for the purpose of admissions to higher education under the follow c...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8)
SETU Carlow Campus awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This links module can be used in place of a sixth Leaving Certificate subj...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP LCAP
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
Holders of the LCAP may become eligible for a place at SETU Carlow Campus by completing a full QQI level 5 award.
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Mature Applicants

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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 will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. Mature student applicant...

Alternative Entry

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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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Financial Support

Expand+All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee of €3,000. Students who feel their means allow can apply for a grant to assist with the payment of this fee and may also receive a maintenance payment. The Department of Education and Sc...

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+About the course
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, asylum seekers, people wit...

Subjects Taught Year 1 Modules

Semester 1
Intro to Sociology for Social Care
Intro to Psychology
Health & Safety in Social Care
Professional Social Care Theory &
Communications, Research & Study

Semester 2
Intro to Social Policy for Social Care Practice
Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Persons
Lifespan Development & Individual Difference
Professional Social Care Practice Contexts Models & Legal System
Creative Skills 1
Careers or Further Progression 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 and community-based services.
Further Enquiries Programme Director
Eileen Farrell MSocSc
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Points History
Year Points
2022 306
2021 360
2020 336