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CR031
Social Care

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Social Care is a profession where people work in partnership with those who experience marginalisation or discrimination or who have special needs. Social care practitioners may work, for example, with children and adolescents in residential care; people with learning or physical disabilities; people who are homeless; people with alcohol/drug dependency; families in a community setting; or recent migrants to Ireland.

The course aims to strike a balance between theory and practice. Material from disciplines is organised and presented in ways which enable students to see its relevance to the objectives of the course, to the placement settings and their own supervised practice. The student will be given the opportunity of acquiring some practical skills needed in this type of work, such as household management, sport and leisure.

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CR031 - Social Care
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR031 - Social Care
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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The BA in Social Care is the nationally recognised qualification for working as a Social Care Worker in either the residential area or in the community. The applied and practical aspect of the work is very important. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of care settings and employments such as: Residential Care Centres, Community Projects, Youth Centres, Family Casework, Elder Care Centres, Adoption/Fostering Agencies, Probation and Welfare Agencies, Hostels for adolescents/young adults, Travellers Centres, etc.



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Social Care Work (Ennis) Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT 
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Social Care Practice Waterford Institute of Technology - WIT 
Counselling and Psychotherapy Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences - ICHAS 
Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences - ICHAS 
Counselling Skills and Youth Studies Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences - ICHAS 
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Social Work - Mature University College Cork - UCC 
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