Course Description

Social Studies - Professional Social Care - Applied

What is this programme about? This programme provides an opportunity for students to study for a one-year Higher Diploma in Applied Social Studies. This programme is being offered as a means for people to qualify as Social Care Workers. This programme is designed for graduates of non-Social Care who are working or wish to work in the Social Care sector. All successful applicants will have to do 800 hours of Supervised Professional Practice as part of this Higher Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme, students should be equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills in Applied Social Studies to enable them to make a professional contribution to social care nationally and internationally.

CollegeInstitute of Technology Carlow
Course LocationCarlow
Course CategorySocial Studies, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration1 year
Course Time2 nights per week 7.00pm - 10.00pm. with some Saturdays throughout the year
Course Fee2,290
Entry RequirementsTo be eligible for consideration for this Higher Diploma in Applied Social Studies, the applicant must hold a minimum Level 8 qualification in a non-social care area. Garda vetting is required for this programme. Offers on this programme are conditional and could subsequently be withdrawn if applicants do not meet the Garda Vetting requirements. 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.
Phone059 91 75000
Course CodeCW HRASS H
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Institute of Technology Carlow

Kilkenny Road, Carlow Town, Carlow, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: R93 V960

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Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow Town, Carlow
Republic of Ireland
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