Professional Skills

The Applied Social Studies Programme will

Give professional training in social care, child care and family support work. Provide a solid basis on which social care workers, child care workers and family support workers can progress to employment and/or further study at Honours Degree and Masters Level. Service the ongoing demand for professionally qualified social care, child care, and family support workers in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

Career Options

Career opportunities arise in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors, in areas such as health care, residential childcare, special education and judicial services. A variety of opportunities exist to work with disabled persons, children, adolescents and older people in residential care, in day care and in the community. 

Students who complete their B.A. (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Social Care) may take up opportunities for postgraduate studies in Social Studies and Social Work. Career opportunities and employment arise in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors, in areas such as health care, residential childcare, special education, and judicial services. A variety of opportunities exist to work with disabled persons, children, adolescents and older people in residential care, day care and in the community.

Course Information

Programme Code: PC404

Duration: 3 Years

Level: 7 (level 8 option after year 3)

 

What students of the Applied Social Studies Programme had to say...

The programme is up-to-date and relevant. The placement element is a great preparation for a career in social care.

Michael Lillis Social Studies class of '12

As a mature student I found the staff, my fellow students and the whole learning environment very supportive. I am glad I chose Carlow College.

Jacinta Hayden class of '13

I would describe Carlow College as friendly. The staff and fellow students are very welcoming and aim to do their best for everyone involved in the College. I loved my time in the College and I made some lifelong friends there.

Joanne Dowling, Social Studies class of '14
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