Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Mode of Delivery: Full Time, ACCS
 
No. of Stages : 3
NFQ Level: 7
Programme Credits: 180
Language of Instruction: English
Department: Humanities
 

Stage Schedules

Stage 1

Elective Regulation
Learners may EXIT at this stage of the programme with a Level 6 Minor Award, Certificate in Introduction to Social Studies (Embedded Exit Award), provided they have achieved the required learning outcomes and have accumulated 60 credits. Students cannot pass “Professional Development for Social Care Practice” by compensation. Students must have at least 80% attendance and mark of 40% in the module “Professional Development for Social Care Practice” in order to be eligible to go on placement and proceed to year 2. Students must have at least 80% attendance and mark of 40% in all modules to be eligible to go on placement and proceed to year 2. Learners are not permitted to carry a module into the next academic year.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
SAFE H1401 Health and Safety in Social Care Practice
DEVL H1405 Professional Social Care Theory and Practice
PSYC H1413 Introduction to Psychology
RECH H1412 Communications, Research and Study Skills
SOCG H1404 Introduction to Sociology for Social Care Practice
CRTV H1408 Creative Skills
PRTC H1436 Professional Social Care Practice Contexts Models and Legal System
 

Stage 2

Elective Regulation
A block placement of 12 weeks of 400 hours must be completed. Module contact hours are for one term only. In order to be eligible to go on placement, learners must have 80% attendance in the preparatory practice workshops. Learners who fail the work placement element of the Supervised Professional Practice module shall be provided with one repeat opportunity in the next academic year, where IT Carlow is satisfied with the learner’s preparedness to practice. Learners must have at least 80% attendance and a mark of 40% in all modules to pass that module, be eligible to proceed to year 3 and go on placement in year 3. Students may EXIT at this stage of the programme with a Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies (Embedded Exit Award), provided they have achieved the required level 6 learning outcomes. Learners are not permitted to carry a module into the next academic year. Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
LAWS H2415 Legal Studies 1
LAWS H2416 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Persons.
PSYC H2405 Cognitive and Social Psychology
SOCG H2401 Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Care Policy and Practice
PRTC H2424 Supervised Professional Practice 1
DISB H2403 Disability and Positive Ageing
SERV H2404 Community-based Social Care Services
 

Stage 3

Elective Regulation
A block placement of 12 weeks of 400 hours must be completed. Module contact hours are for one term only. In order to be eligible to go on placement, learners must have 80% attendance in the preparatory practice workshops. Learners who fail the work placement element of the Supervised Professional Practice 2 module shall be provided with one repeat opportunity in the next academic year, where IT Carlow is satisfied with the learner’s preparedness to practice. Learners must have at least 80% attendance in all modules to be eligible to go on placement. Learners must have at least 80% attendance in all modules and a mark of 40% in all modules to pass that module and be eligible to proceed on to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies. Learners must also have completed at least 800 hours placement over the course of their programme of study to receive their award. Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
LAWS H3417 Legal Studies 2
MGMT H3437 Management for Social Care
PSYC H3404 Abnormal Psychology
RECH H3426 Social Research Studies
PRTC H3421 Supervised Professional Practice 2
CRTV H3405 Creative Skills 2
SOCG H3401 Alternative to Home Care
FAMI H3401 Children and Families