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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Athlone Institute of Technology - AIT
Course Code
AL765
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r1
281
Points Change
+3

Course Summary

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 total period of 10 weeks) form an essential part of the course and are undertaken in second year of this higher certificate programme. This programme is also available on a part-time basis.

Course Details

College Link > AL765 - Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


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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:
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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.

Investigative

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.

Career Progression

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. 

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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