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Social Care Practice (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sligo, Ireland
Social Care Practice (Hons) from Institute of Technology Sligo is designed for students that are interested in the future of our society and those who live within it and want a career in social care practice which is challenging and also uniquely rewarding.
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Throughout this Social Care Practice (Hons) from Institute of Technology Sligo you will be involved in questioning how societies work and how people relate to one another.  

You will develop skills, proficiencies and competencies to support you to become a professional social care practitioner.


As a social care practitioner, now qualified under the professional regulator CORU,  you will be sought after by employers in a range of areas. You will have the skills, competencies to work with marginalised and excluded people, such as, disabled, homeless, experiencing addictions or whom, for a variety of reasons, may require assistance and support. You may also engage in further specialised study, work in policy or research areas or establish your own business in a relevant area

Social care practitioners may be employed in the health services, voluntary organisations, in community-based bodies and the private sector. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Leadership for the Social Care Sector
  • The Psychology of Positive Behaviour 
  • Addiction Studies 
  • Youth and Community Work in Ireland 
  • Crime and Justice Studies 
  • Gender and Sexuality 
  • Inclusive Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The requirement for entry to one of our Level 8 programmes is a minimum of 4 grade O6 and 2 Grade H5. This must include English or Irish and Mathematics.
  • We accept a H7 and above in Higher Level Mathematics, and also a B2 or higher in Foundation mathematics, as meeting the mathematics entry requirements.
  • We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 programmes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sligo

  • 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.


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