Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) for those who hold an NFQ Level 7 in this area
  • CW_HRASS_B (Carlow) - CW_HXASS_B (Wexford) - CW_HKASS_B (Wicklow)
  • credits
  • 8
  • 1 year part-time
  • TBC
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Social care professionals provide vital support, advocacy and care to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society including people with disabilities, children and families at risk, asylum seekers, people with addiction, mental health issues and the elderly. The programme provides graduates with the skills and expertise to work in the social care profession and work across this diverse sector, typically in fields such as residential care, disability and community based services. Our strong links to practice allow us to facilitate students in professional practice placements throughout the programme, further developing their professional skills and knowledge for future employment in areas of social care, social policy and social justice. A variety of teaching, learning and assessment methodologies are used such as discussions, group projects, placements, facilitations, poster displays, problem-based learning and case studies.


Mandatory Subjects
Leadership and Change Management
Ethics, Equality and Human Rights
Global Perspectives on Sociology
Contemporary Issues in Social Care
Psychology: Adjustment and Positive Change
Social Research Dissertation

Entry Requirements

This is a one year add on for those who already hold an NFQ Level 7 in Social Studies or Social Care. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme. Ideally applicants should currently be employed in an Early Childhood setting. NB. Because this programme requires 500 hours placement that will bring students into contact with children and vulnerable adults, IT Carlow is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes. IT Carlow uses the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) vetting service to assess the suitability of all applicants. Therefore, offers on this programme are conditional and could subsequently be withdrawn if applicants do not meet the Garda Vetting requirements.


€2,290 (Early payment discount available see page 115)

How to Apply

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