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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (in conjunction with AIT)

Monday, 27 February 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (in conjunction with AIT)

Delivered in Conjunction with Athlone Institute of Technology

Course Code: CI061AT
AIT Code: AL664
Course Level: 7
Award Title: Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (in conjunction with AIT)
QQI Code: CCNMX
Duration: 2 Years (Year 1 in Cavan Institute, Year 2 in AIT)
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Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate with at least a Grade D3 at Ordinary Level in five subjects. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish) or minimum Irish Foundation level B3 (no points awarded for foundation level Irish). A B2 in Foundation Level Mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirements for entry to this course.

Students who have achieved a FETAC/QQI level 5 award are also eligible to apply. Applicants are required, however, to have successfully completed one of the following modules: Social Studies (G20031) 5N1370, Care Provision and Practice (D20003) 5N2705, Intellectual Disability Studies (D20169) 5N1652, Care of the Older Person (D20180) 5N2706, Care of People with Mental Illness (D20179) 5N3772.

Course Description
This is a two-year, full-time course. The second year of the course is undertaken in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). At the end of the second year, students will receive a Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, a QQI award at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications. They may then opt to study for one further year in AIT to achieve a level 7 BA degree in Applied Social Studies and subsequently students may progress to a final year, BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies, a Level 8 qualification.

Course Content
Year 1 (at Cavan Institute)

  • Applied Social Studies
  • Interactional Approaches to Social Care
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • French or Politics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Law
  • Computer Applications
  • Learning to Learn


Year 2 (at AIT)

  • Applied Social Studies
  • Family and Human Rights
  • Personal Development and Communications
  • Introduction to Health Promotion
  • Fundamentals of Social Policy
  • Interactional Approaches to Social Care
  • Disability: Models and Practices
  • Emotional and Behavioural Problems in Childhood and Adolescence

One module from the following:
Politics of Welfare, French, Spanish ab initio, Public Policy Advocacy

Career Opportunities
This course aims to prepare students for employment in all social care sectors, such as residential care, care of people with specific needs, etc.


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