High Cert in App Social Studies in Social Care p/t
Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care NFQ Level 6
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This two-year, part-time course provides the knowledge and skills foundation for different areas of professional social care work. Students will develop an understanding of their own behaviour and are expected to become more sensitive and successful in a work situation. On completion of this course you will be qualified to work in a variety of different Social Care environments.
This programme is recognised for the purpose of registration of Social Care Practitioners under the Health and Social Care Act 2005
The closing date for applications for this programme is 17 August 2012.
Learning to Learn
Please note that the Learning to Learn module will take place on the first week of this course (year one) and will include 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 22 September 2012.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Mature applicants who are 23 years or over and who are currently working in the field of Child Care/Social Care. Written evidence detailing work experience will be required.
Garda Vetting Requirements
A number of academic programmes offered by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education require students to undertake placements that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults, and in which they may assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public and to justify public trust and confidence, the Department of Adult and Continuing Education is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes. All students should be aware that some courses are subject to successful completion of work placement. In order to commence work placement, each student will be responsible for providing information to the Institute of their suitability for such courses. This will include obtaining Garda vetting and may include medical assessment and provision of personal references relating to suitability for placement. Failure to meet Institute requirements in this regard may make completion of the programme impossible and thus students would be unable to obtain an award. Students are advised that obtaining relevant approval for placement can take up to 6 months, and so students contemplating advanced entry to relevant courses may need to consider this matter prior to attending the programmes offered by the Department. The current legal minimum age for sole application for Garda vetting is 18 years of age. In the event of an applicant being between 16 and 18 years of age, written consent is also required from a parent or guardian. Garda vetting requires information on all previous residences to be provided. Students who have resided outside the Republic of Ireland are advised that details of all such residences with accurate dates of residence will be required for the Garda vetting process.
Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Applied Social Studies, Learning to Learn, Introduction to Law, Interactional Approaches to Social Care, Modern Irish Politics (tbc) and Practice Placement.
Emotional and Behavioural Problems in Childhood and Adolescence, Fundamentals of Social Policy, French, Personal Development & Communications, Applied Social Studies, Family and Human Rights, Interactional Approaches to Social Care, Introduction to Health Promotion, Disability: Models and Practices, Practice Placement.
As a graduate of this programme, you are eligible to apply to join the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7) at the Institute or related Level 7 programmes at other third-level institutions.
Professional RecognitionThis programme is recognised for the purpose of registration of Social Care Practitioners under the Health and Social Care Act 2005
Closing Date: The closing date for applications for this programme is 17 August 2012. Late applications will be accepted if places are still available.
Learning to Learn: Please note that the Learning to Learn module will take place on the first week of this course (year one) and will include 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 22 September 2012.
Duration: 2 years: 24 weeks per year
Year 1 – Tuesday 2.00pm to 10.00pm
Year 2 – Wednesday 2.00pm to 10.00pm
(Classes will also take place on occasional Saturdays)
Commencing: Year 1 – 2.00pm Tuesday 18 September 2012
Year 2 – 2.00pm Wednesday 5 September 2012
Enquiries: Caroline Burke, Course Administrator, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Award: Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care
Course Fee: €2,350 per annum
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