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Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.
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CK115
Social Work - Mature

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Social work is a profession that is primarily concerned with supporting and helping people in a variety of situations and settings. It is also about working in solidarity with socially excluded people helping them meet the challenges that their social exclusion creates.

This course is for mature students only; students who are aged 23 or over on first of January on the year of application.

In the second year, students will undertake a student visit (minimum of one week) outside Ireland. In each of the third and fourth years, students will undertake a 14-week practice placement.

Social work is a profession that is primarily concerned with supporting and helping people in a variety of situations and settings. It is also about working in solidarity with socially excluded people helping them meet the challenges that their social exclusion creates.


Bachelor of Social Work - CK115

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The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a full-time four-year undergraduate degree programme in social work which integrates university-based and agency-based learning.

Successful completion of the programme leads to an academic qualification (BSW) and will make you eligible to apply to be registered as a social worker with regulatory bodies in Ireland and internationally.

The BSW is a course approved by the Health and Social Care Professional Council (CORU) (Formerly NSWQB) as a social work training course.



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