Social Care Practice

Institute of Technology Sligo

 

Course Name Social Care Practice
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG243
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5.

Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish.

As an exception to the normal minimum entry requirements, Mathematics is not a requirement for this programme.

We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 courses.

Garda Vetting required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Scoring System for Eligible Applicants who hold QQI FET/FETAC Awards
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120. Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.
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Mature Applicants

Expand+IT Sligo welcomes applications from mature students. Up to 20% of places on courses in the Institute are reserved for mature applicants. We recognise the valuable life and work experience that they bring to the courses they undertake.

From your pe...

Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 70
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2020/21) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+What is Social Care Practice?
Social Care workers plan and provide care for vulnerable groups in society – people of all ages who are marginalised, disadvantaged or those with special needs.

Programme Description:
Social Care Practice is al...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year One:
Modules include: Sociology, Creative Practice, Professional Studies, Researchbased Study Skills, Introduction to Lifespan Development, Interdisciplinary Care, Social Policy and communicative Practice.

Year Two: Creative practice, Psyc...

Comment Special Features: Role play is an active learning strategy within the IT Sligo Social Care Practice Programme and is used in teaching, learning and assessment opportunities Students are required to take part in this activity as part of the programme.
Careers or Further Progression Graduate Destinations:
Past graduates of this programme now work as social care professionals in the public, private and voluntary sectors, with service users that include children, youth, the community and the elderly. Graduates may also progress to Masters programmes in Social Care and Social Justice, Social Work, Social Research Practice, Equality, Counselling and other areas.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: +353 (0)71 931 8510
E: admissions@itsligo.ie
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 297
2018 301
2017 317