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LIT ENNIS


SOCIAL CARE WORK BACHELOR OF ARTS


What is the programme about?


This programme emphasises the personal and professional development required to work in this challenging field. Social Care is the professional provision of care, protection, support, welfare and advocacy for vulnerable or dependent clients, individually or in groups. As a graduate, you will find employment opportunities with the HSE, statutory and voluntary organisations and with both residential and community-based agencies.


Typically, a social care worker is employed in areas such as working with people who have physical or learning difficulties/disabilities, young people at risk, children who have been neglected or abused and elderly people, in settings as diverse as residential care, day care, and community based services.


Placement Module


Students will undertake practice placements in different work settings. This will enable the student to engage in the practical application of the knowledge and skills acquired during the academic year. To ensure the protection of the public and justify public trust and confidence, LIT uses the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) service to assess the suitability of applicants. Depending upon the outcome of the vetting process, the Institute reserves the following rights: 1. to not register a student; 2. to remove an existing registered student; 3. to delay the student’s practice placement modules on the course. In all circumstances it is the student’s responsibility to proactively disclose any convictions or pending cases. The Institute reserves the right to inform any placement provider of any convictions or pending cases.


Who is the programme suited to?


This programme aims to prepare skilled and professionally competent graduates to work in a variety of social care settings and to facilitate learners in acquiring the relevant knowledge and skills to engage in professional reflective practice. The qualities needed to become a good social care worker include energy, enthusiasm, empathy and a genuine interest in working with the most deprived and marginalized groups in society.


Modules


Year 1: Semester 1: Principles and Practice of Social Care 1, Applied Research & Writing Skills, Self-Development for Social Care Practice 1, Active Citizenship and Volunteering, Health Promotion and One Elective: Introduction to Homelessness, Residential Child Care, Working with Vulnerable Young People, Working with Older People, Disability Studies. Semester 2: Principles and Practice of Social Care 2, Psychology: identities and the person, Introduction to Sociology, Self- Development for Social Care Practice 2, Introduction to Creative Studies, and One Elective: Introduction to Homelessness, Residential Child Care, Working with Vulnerable Young People, Working with Older People, Disability Studies.


Year 2: Semester 1: Principles and Practice of Social Care 3, Psychology: interactions, family and social issues, Social Policy, Self- Development for Social Care Practice 3, Legal Studies 1, and One Elective: Introduction to Homelessness, Residential Child Care, Working with Vulnerable Young People, Working with Older People, Disability Studies. Semester 2: Professional Development 1 and Practice Placement


Year 3: Semester 1: Practice Placement. Semester 2: Professional Development 2, Psychology of Stress & Distress, Sociology & Diversity, Self-Development for Social Care Practice 4, Research Methods and Ethics for Social Care.


What can I do after the programme?


On successful completion of the programme, job opportunities for graduates include positions as: Social Care Worker, Community Project Worker, Family Support Worker. Graduates can also progress to a Level 8 add-on honours degree at LIT.


Note: Transfer applications by successful applicants from other relevant programmes will be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants may be called for interview. Non-standard applicants, such as mature applicants, will be called for interview and will be required to complete a brief piece of written work on the day.


Including Work Placements in Years 2 & 3


Programme Code LC602


Programme Level Level 7


CAO Points 2015 New Programme


Duration 3 Years


Class Contact Hours 21 hours per week depending on year.


Location LIT Ennis


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


Foundation Level Mathematics at grade F2 or higher is acceptable as meeting the Mathematics requirement for this programme.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 101 < FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


Contact Ms. Cathy Jones, Head of Department


Email: cathy.jones@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC602


NEW PROGRAMME


LC602


Department of Applied Social Sciences


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