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Social Care Practice

Athlone Institute of Technology

48 months
Duration
10000 EUR/year
Free
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About

When you study for the BA (Honours) in Social Care Practice at Athlone Institute of Technology, you will receive the education and training to equip you to work as a Social Care Worker. Social Care Workers plan and provide professional care to vulnerable individuals and groups of all ages who experience marginalisation, disadvantage or special needs (Social Care Ireland 2016).  

Overview

On completion of this Social Care Practice programme at Athlone Institute of Technology, you will demonstrate both leadership and management capabilities to support and enable those entrusted to your care. Work placements, amounting to a total of 800 hours, form an essential part of this four-year programme. Placements are undertaken in years 2, 3 and 4. You will learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and proficiencies that are unique to the role of a Social Care Worker.

Work Placement

Completion of two practice placements (800 hours) is a mandatory part of the programme. The relationship between academic learning, the use of self and practical application is central to the programme. Students will be guided in their practice placement choice. Allocation to practice placements is based on the need to integrate theory and practice, as well as to facilitate the student’s progressive learning towards achieving independence in practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Professional Social Care Practice
  • Learning and Development for Higher Education
  • Health Promotion in Social Care
  • Principles of Sociology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • EEA students deadline: 1 February

Language

English
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. 
  • Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Note: An FL2 in foundation level mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum mathematics requirements for entry to this programme.
  • Mature applicants are not required to meet minimum entry requirements. However, an interview may form part of the selection process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Free Fees:

  • Be a first time undergraduates 
  • Hold EU Nationality 

Living costs for Athlone

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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