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

DurationModeLevelApplication toLatest Points
3 yearsPart Time6Lifelong Learning, AIT
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This three-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 settings.

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 16 August 2013. Late applications will be accepted if places are still available.

Learning to Learn :Please note: 

Institute induction and commencement of the Learning to Learn module is on Saturday 21 September 2013 from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

Attendance on that date is compulsory.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Mature applicants who are 23 years or over.

Please note that this programme requires students to undergo the Garda Vetting Procedures prior to commencing their work placement. This will be fully explained to you on commencement of the programme. Failure to disclose previous convictions will result in students being dismissed from the programme.

Modules

Year 1

Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Applied Social Studies I & II, Learning to Learn, Introduction to Law, Interactional Approaches to Social Care, Modern Irish Politics I & II .

Year Two

Practice Placement, Practice Placement Workshops.

Year Three

Emotional and Behavioural Problems in Childhood and Adolescence, Fundamentals of Social Policy, Public Policy Advocacy, Personal Development & Communications, Applied Social Studies I & II , Family and Human Rights, Interactional Approaches to Social Care, Introduction to Health Promotion, Disability: Models and Practices, Politics of Welfare.

 

 

 

Progression

 

 

 

Professional Recognition

This programme is recognised for the purpose of registration of Social Care Practitioners under the Health and Social Care Act 2005

Career Opportunities

Additional Information

Closing Date: The closing date for applications for this programme is 16 August 2013. Late applications will be accepted if places are still available.

Learning to Learn :Please note: Institute induction and commencement of the Learning to Learn module is on Saturday 21 September 2013 from 9.30am to 5.00pm. Attendance on that date is compulsory.

Duration: 3 years: 24 weeks per year

Year 1 – Tuesday 2.00pm to 10.00pm

Year 2 - Work placement (workshops will be held on selected Wednesdays)

Year 3 – Wednesday 2.00pm to 10.00pm. (Classes will also take place on occasional Saturdays)

Commencing: Year 1 – 2.00pm Tuesday 17 September 2013

Enquiries: Caroline Burke,  Email: cburke@ait.ie

Award: Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care NFQ Level 6

Course Fee: €2,350 for year one, €850 for year two (placement year),  €2,350 for year three.