Bachelor of Arts Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care CW017

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW017
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  • 161
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

The professional social care sector is a hugely important service working to provide support, advocacy and guidance for the most vunerable 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, in settings as diverse as residential care, day care and community-based services. 

This three year course provides graduates with the skills and expertise to work effectively within the interdiciplinary environment of the social care service provision. The course was designed witht the cooperation of the HSE and voluntary agengies and includes a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies such as discussions, group projects, placements, facilitiations, poster displays, problem based learning. A key part of this course is the mandatory professional 12 week placement in Years 2 and 3 consisting of 400 hours in each year. 

Special Features:

  • Students go on two supervised professional pratice placements.
  • Exit award- Higher Certificate in Applied Social Studies- Professional Social Care after Year 2. 

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may be eligble to progress to Year 4 of BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies- Professional Social Care (CW068)

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates can take up front line positions in a diverse range of social care services and will act as a base for project coordination, supervision and management. These include: residential services, community development, family support, community child-care and community disability services. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Susan Barnes
BA (Hons), MA