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CW717
Applied Social Studies (Professional 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.

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The professional social care sector is a hugely important service working to provide support, advocacy and guidance for the most vulnerable in society. Typically, a social care worker is employed in areas such as working with people with disabilities, young people at risk, children who have been neglected or abused and elderly people. This three-year programme provides graduates with the skills and expertise to work effectively within the interdisciplinary environment of the social care service provision.

The programme was designed with the cooperation of the HSE and voluntary agencies and includes a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies such as discussions, group projects, placements, facilitations, poster displays, problem-based learning and case studies. Students go on two Supervised Professional Practice Placements in a variety of social care settings in Year 2 and Year 3 where they apply theory to practice and gain skills to prepare them for the workplace. A dedicated Professional Practice Coordinator guides and supports students through this process.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates will be able to take up front-line positions in a diverse range of social care services and roles including, project coordination, supervision and management. Typical positions will be secured in residential services (adolescent, vulnerable older people), community development, family support, community child-care and community disability services.



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