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Social Care Worker

St. Michael's House

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You need to be interested in people, and want to help them. Interests in Creative Arts can help as well as having a degree in Social Studies and having plenty of work experience.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of 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.
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D-259
Foundation Course for Higher Education - Young Adults

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This is an access course that prepares students – both personally and academically – to go on and study for a degree in Trinity College.

This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.

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Students can choose from two broad areas of study: arts and social sciences or science.
The arts and social science modules are: english, history, political science, law, sociology and social policy, economics, philosophy and psychology, and maths and statistics.
Students select up to five modules. The science modules are: maths for sciences and engineering, biology, physics and chemistry.
In addition, students take three core modules in study skills, information technology and educational guidance.
Students also take part in a professional development and mentoring programme with Grant Thornton - a chartered accountants and management consultancy firm.


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Students who successfully complete the course receive a Certificate in Foundation Studies from Trinity College. Students who get a grade of at least 50% can compete for places on degree courses in Trinity.



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