Would you like to work in a job where you could give help and support to other people? Social care professionals work with a wide variety of groups, from children and young people, homeless people and asylum-seekers to people with disabilities, and with mental health difficulties. This programme will equip you to work in Ireland and abroad, in residential services, community settings, training and education services, etc.
|Leaving Cert - Min no of Subjects:||6|
|Leaving Cert - Higher Subjects:||2|
|Leaving Cert - Min Grade in Maths:||F2/O6/H7|
|Leaving Cert - Min Grade in English or Irish:||O6/H7|
*Garda vetting through TU Dublin required - see tudublin.ie/gardavetting
Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature
Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi
This is a full time programme, students are required to be available for lectures Monday to Friday.
Do you like working with people? Do you feel passionately about social justice and human rights? Would you like to support people to achieve their full potential and live a life of their own choosing? Would you like to make a difference in a person’s life? If so, this programme may be for you.
This programme will help you to develop the skills to work effectively with individuals in a variety of social care settings. Students will develop professional and personal skills, such as self-awareness, critical thinking, the ability to work as a team and effective communication skills. You will complete a wide array of modules drawing on disciplines such as Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy and Creative Arts.
Students will complete two 400 hours of supervised (unpaid) practice placement in a Social Care setting over the course of the programme. Students must ensure that they are physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to undertake placement and should declare any conditions to the Placement Coordinator. Some conditions that need to be declared include (but are not limited to); back problems and other physical ailments, pregnancy, emotional or mental health issues, disability.
- Graduate Job Titles:
Social Care Worker
Special Needs Assistant
Home Care Assistant
Senior Youth Worker
Higher Executive Officer
- Graduate Employers:
St John OF Gods
St Michaels House
Peter McVerry Trust
MandatoryIntroduction to Psychology for Social Care
Introduction to Society and Social Care
Applied Social Care 1
Creative Approaches to Social Care Work
Critical Skills Development
MandatoryManaging Relationships in Social Care
Childhood Growth & Development
Communicating for Social Care
Applied Social Care 2
Legal Studies 1
Professional Practice 1
MandatoryPractice Placement 1
MandatorySociety Mental, Emotional and Cognitive Health
Society and Social Care
Professional Practice 2
Working with people across the lifespan
Health and Well-Being in Social Care
Social Policy in Practice
MandatoryCreative Group Work & Facilitation Skills.
Professional Practice 3
Management and Supervision in Social Care
Understanding Behaviours that Challenge
Introduction to Research Methods
Legal Studies 2
MandatoryPractice Placement 2
MandatoryAdvanced Research Methods
Leadership and Organisational Change in Social Care
Equality, Cultural Diversity and Intercultural competencies
Trauma and Resilience in Social Care Work
Addiction and Substance Misuse
Please note, there is no advanced entry to this programme.
'All of the lecturers have a wealth of knowledge and experience which they impart to us in lectures on a daily basis. It means the learning we do is based on the real-life experiences of our lecturers and the people they have worked with & for. The Lecturers challenge their students to think outside the box & to be open minded when it comes to looking at case studies in classes and when it comes to future college work placements'
(Carol Kavanagh, first year student student on the BA in Applied Social Care)
'While in college I have had the opportunity to complete two placements. In my first placement I felt anxious that I would not know how to deal with situations that would occur but with guidance from academic tutors I overcame my fears. While on placement I was working with people with a variety of intellectual disabilities at a day service. I really enjoyed it and I was subsequently offered the position as a social care worker. This meant I got my dream job at the age of just twenty'
(Bronwyn Pugh, third year student on the BA in Applied Social Care)
Graduates of this Level 8 programme may be eligible to progress to Masters Degrees (Level 9) in a wide range of disciplines across the Social Sciences and Education e.g., Education MA in Child, Family and Community Studies; Masters in Social Work; MA in Criminology, H. Dip in Adult and Community Education.