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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
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|If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed.
So I would say you need to be able to push yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.
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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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.
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.
The aims of the BA in Social Care:
To familiarise students with the latest concepts and theoretical developments in the relevant academic disciplines.
To facilitate the personal development of students as self-aware, reflective, altruistic, empathic social care professionals.
To provide students with a structured, supervised exposure to social care practice, by means of practice placements.
To develop skills relevant to social care practice.
The objective of the course is that, upon graduation, students will be eligible for employment as social care workers.
Specifically, graduates will:
Have experienced three different practice placements, in a variety of social care settings, which will prepare them for professional practice and enable them to make informed choices as to which area of practice they are best suited.
Be equipped to study at Masters level and, ultimately, to contribute to the Irish social care research literature.
The learning outcomes of the BA (Hons.) in Social Care are:
An ability to critically analyse social arrangements and to act as agents of social change, not just as deliverers of a service: shaping services rather than merely delivering them.
Strong critical reflection and analytic ability with respect to service delivery.
A confidence in their knowledge base and their potential to assume leadership positions in the social care sector.
An ability to search out information from a range of documentary and electronic sources; to frame coherent research questions and produce high quality written reports.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Social care is a profession characterised by working with marginalised or disadvantaged people in a caring, compassionate way. Graduates may work with children and adolescents in residential child care, people with intellectual disabilities, the homeless, people with alcohol/drug dependency, families in the community, the aged, asylum seekers/refugees and so on.
Graduates of this Level 8 programme will be eligible to progress to Masters Degrees (Level 9) in a wide range of disciplines across the Social Sciences, e.g. MA in Child, Family and Community Studies; Masters in Social Work; MA in Criminology.
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