Course Description

BA (Hons) in Applied Social Care



If  your interest is in progressing towards a career in the field of social care or in working with those with mental or physical disability, the older person, children in care, or those or those dealing with the challenge of addiction, the BA (Hons) in Applied Social Care is the degree for you. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care provides teaching of theoretical concepts applied to social care practice, coupled with training in the required practical skills. It was developed in response to the needs of the social care sector in the context of the professionalisation of social care work and includes both theoretical and practice components. The hallmark of the programme is to provide the intellectual rigour of the disciplines and to emphasise the practical aspects of working in a social care environment. It is a necessary qualification for those wishing to pursue Postgraduate studies.

Level 8 Learners will also be challenged to think in a rigorous and scientific way about management theory, social processes, institutions, policies and regulatory procedures, From the first to the final year of the programme there is a consistent emphasis on theory and practical skills that puts the client at the centre of all practice.

The aims of the BA (Hons) in Applied Social Care are:

  • To provide a programme which combines academic depth with appropriately rigorous skills training in the area of social care management,
  • To facilitate learner knowledge of professional social care practice and the management roles in the social care profession,
  • To enable learners to integrate their practical and theoretical knowledge with advanced management skills specifically in a social care context,
  • Provide graduates with the underpinning academic knowledge to enhance their educational and employment opportunities and provide social care management skills that will be of lasting value to them.

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Training ProviderDublin Business School (DBS)
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategorySocial Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsBA (Hons) in Applied Social Care
Course DurationThree years
Course TimeFull time, beginning September 2019
Course Fee5,795
Entry Requirements2 H5 + 4 O6/H7, to include Mathematics & English or another language
Carear PathThe BA (Hons) in Applied Social Care will equip learners with the skills for work in a variety of social care contexts. Both government and private sector have shown high levels of demand for graduates trained in applied social care. Graduates may take up employment by the state or private sector and in community-based organisations. Social care workers may work with:Children and adolescents in residential carePeople with learning or physical disabilitiesPeople who are homelessPeople with alcohol/drug dependencyFamilies in the communityOlder peopleRecent immigrants to IrelandWith the BA (Hons) in Applied Social Care graduates may also work in management positions in these areas.
Phone014177500
Course CodeDB527
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