This course prepares graduates to work in social care providing support and assistance to vulnerable people in the community and in residential services. The course engages a range of teaching strategies including a 12-week placement in a social care agency in both 2nd and 3rd year (400 hours each year).
Graduates are able to take up front-line positions in a diverse range of social care services and will act as a base for project coordination, supervision and management. These include: residential services (adolescent, vulnerable older people); community development; family support; community child-care and community disability services.
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- Full Time
High school completion certificate that comes in at level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and Garda vetting. All candidates must have completed 12 years of full-time education prior to applying for entry to SETU Carlow. All subjects on the High School Completion Certificate must be successfully passed, with good grades.
For EU: first time undergraduate students pursuing a full time programme will qualify for free tuition fee funding, however, please refer to http://www.studentfinance.ie for full details of the “Free Fees Initiative” ( F.F.I ) scheme. The Student Contribution Charge for the academic year 2023/2024 is €3,000. All third level undergraduate students are liable to pay this fee, unless they qualify for a SUSI grant.
Application deadline for EU students is February 1. There is a late closing date of 1st May but this is not available for all courses or for some categories of applicant. Applications from non-visa required candidates will be accepted up to the 31 July 2024 for programmes commencing in September 2024. Garda vetting is also required!
- 4 years
- Full Time
- On Campus Learning