Course Description

Social Care Practice - Advanced



The social care profession is dedicated to protecting and assisting the most vulnerable in our society. Social care professionals are on the front line in attempting to address pertinent social issues like: child abuse and protection, domestic violence, mental health, promoting equality of opportunity for those with special needs; as well as the rights and social inclusion of the marginalised in our society. Such a profession requires highly competent, confident and qualified persons with specialised training and knowledge of national and international best practice. The future of social care focuses on promoting high standards of: professional conduct, education, training and competence as outlined by CORU 2013. In line with this educational bodies will deliver qualifications that prepare professionals to provide safe and appropriate care, ensuring that social care practitioners keep their professional knowledge and skills up to date through the pedagogies of Continued Professional Education (CPE). The MA/Pgd. In Advanced Social Care Practice is designed to support professionals in extending their knowledge and skills to a higher level, including unique and emerging techniques linked to evidence based practice. It will encourage social care professionals to keep themselves well-informed on current policy, strategy and quality considerations that impact on their work. This innovative programme has been designed after extensive consultation to identify the current needs of the sector. Furthermore, each future module will be created following annual consultation with social care professionals and organisations.

CollegeAthlone Institute of Technology
Course LocationAthlone, Westmeath
Course CategorySocial Science, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
Course Fee750 per module
Entry RequirementsCandidates must hold a BA (honours) Degree in Level 8 Social Studies/Social Care and must be currently employed in the social care sector.
Carear PathBuilds individuals to highly competent, confident and qualified persons with specialised training and knowledge of national and international best practice.
Phone00353 (0)90 646 8000
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