CAO CODE: DK862
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care
This programme is about social care, a profession characterised by working in partnership with people who experience marginalisation, or disadvantage, or who have special needs. You will explore and analyse the development of current and future trends in social care in Ireland and how legislation in this area is drafted and regulated. As well as learning about different models of social care and their appropriateness to different situations, you will also learn how to deliver a social care service, both alone and as part of a team, to people in community, day-care and residential settings.
There are various career options within Social Care. These include working with:
*Children and adolescents in residential childcare
*People with learning or physical disabilities
*People with alcohol or drug dependency
*Families in the community
*Recent emigrants to Ireland
*The state sector (for example the Departments of Health and Children, Education and Science, and Equality and Law Reform)
*The voluntary sector (including organisations like Bernardos and the Brothers of Charity, many of which are fully or partially funded by the government)
A minimum of six passes in the Leaving Certificate (including Mathematics and either English or Irish), with at least Grade C3 in two Higher Level papers, together with at least Grade D3 in four Ordinary Level papers plus a minimum of 300 points.