WD 018 – BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

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CAO and Third Level

Course description

Course code: WD018 What is the BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care? The BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care is a three year (level 7) course of study. The course is designed to facilitate students who wish to pursue a specific area of interest and prepares students for professional careers in Social Care Work. The course involves the study of related disciplines of Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology, Law, Applied Social Research and Supervised Professional Practice. Career Opportunities Graduates may take up employment in the state sector and in community-based organisations. Social care workers may work with: * Children and adolescents in residential care * People with learning or physical disabilities * People who are homeless * People with alcohol/drug dependency * Families in the community * Older people * Recent immigrants to Ireland Salary scales for qualified social care workers are in the region of Euro28,000 – Euro39,000 plus allowances. Salary scales for more senior positions such as childcare leaders are in the region of Euro38,000 – Euro44,000 plus allowances.