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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Course code: BN409 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Holders of an appropriate Ordinary Bachelor Degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care should apply to CAO in the year for which admission is sought. Entry is subject to normal entry requirements.

Course Content

Year 4
Semester 1
  • Challenging Behaviour in the Social Care Sector
  • Advanced Research Methods and Practice 1
  • Leadership & Supervision in Social Care Practice
  • Contemporary Policy and Practice Issues in Social Care
  • * Elective –Successful Ageing and Social Care Practice or Combatting Racism and Cultural Mediation or Issues & Practice in the Disability Sector

* Two Electives must be selected from Semester 1
Semester 2
  • Child Protection Practice and Policy
  • Advanced Research Methods and Practice 2
  • Management in Social Care Practice
  • ** Elective – Mental Health and Therapeutic Interventions or Understanding Substance Misuse or Advocacy in the Social Care Sector

** Two Electives must be selected from Semester 2.

NOTE:

All of the above Electives in Year 4 are planned in harmonisation with mandatory modules; however, additional electives may be offered in the future to reflect educational requirements in specialist areas within the social care sector.

The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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What our students say...

Laura Davis

"Coming back as a mature student to ITB gave me the opportunity to pursue my future career and dreams of working in the Applied Social Care area. There are a wide variety of modules, work placement being one of them. This is the best way of experiencing hands-on social care work. I'm really enjoying my time here. I've gained a lot returning to full time education and my life has changed in ways I didn't think possible."

Laura Davis,
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies

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