This course will prepare you to work in a profession where you provide care, protection, support, welfare and advocacy for vulnerable or dependent clients, individually or in groups.
Work placements (minimum of 800 hours) is a central figure of the student’s experience during the three years (9 weeks per year).
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
Number of Reserved Places: 15 places
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
This programme is a professional qualification in social care which will lead you to find employment with different client groups in a variety of care settings. It is the recognised entry point for the professional social care.