Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Mode of Delivery: Full Time, ACCS
 
No. of Semesters : 6
NFQ Level: 7
Programme Credits: 180
Language of Instruction: English
Department: Humanities
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / 60 ECTS / Semester 1

Elective Regulation
Learners must have at least 80% attendance and mark of 40% in the module “Professional Social Care Theory and Practice” in order to be eligible to go on placement and proceed to stage 2. Learners must have at least 80% attendance and mark of 40% in all modules to be eligible to go on placement and proceed to stage 2. Following the final Examination Board’s decision that any learner who does not pass a module as a result of not meeting the mandatory attendance requirement, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners who do not pass a module due to not meeting the 40% pass mark will be provided with one repeat opportunity in the next examination session. Learners who do not pass following this repeat opportunity, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners are not permitted to carry any module into the next academic year. Save for these special regulations, Institute Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
SOCG H1404 Introduction to Sociology for Social Care Practice
PSYC H1413 Introduction to Psychology
SAFE H1401 Health and Safety in Social Care Practice
DEVL H1405 Professional Social Care Theory and Practice
RECH H1412 Communications, Research and Study Skills
 

Stage 1 / 60 ECTS / Semester 2

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. Learners must have at least 80% attendance and mark of 40% in the module “Professional Social Care Practice (Contexts, Models and Legal System)” in order to be eligible to go on placement and proceed to stage 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 stage 2. Following the final Examination Board’s decision that any learner who does not pass a module as a result of not meeting the mandatory attendance requirement, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners who do not pass a module due to not meeting the 40% pass mark will be provided with one repeat opportunity in the next examination session. Learners who do not pass following this repeat opportunity, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners are not permitted to carry any module into the next academic year. Save for these special regulations, Institute Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
QUAL Introduction to Social Policy for Social Care Practice
LAWS H2416 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Persons.
SOCL Lifespan Development and Individual Difference
CRTV Creative Skills 1
PRTC H1436 Professional Social Care Practice Contexts Models and Legal System
 

Stage 2 / 60 ECTS / Semester 1

Elective Regulation
A block placement of 12 weeks of 400 hours must be completed. 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 either the Supervised Professional Practice 1 or Supervised Professional Practice 2 modules shall be provided with one repeat opportunity only across the programme and this repeat opportunity will be only be permitted in circumstances where IT Carlow is satisfied with the learner’s preparedness to practice. Save for these special regulations, Institute Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PRTC H2424 Supervised Professional Practice 1
 

Stage 2 / 60 ECTS / Semester 2

Elective Regulation
Learners must have at least 80% attendance and a mark of 40% in all modules to pass that module and proceed to stage 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 and achieved 120 credits. Following the final Examination Board’s decision that any learner who does not pass a module as a result of not meeting the mandatory attendance requirement, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners who do not pass a module due to not meeting the 40% pass mark will be provided with one repeat opportunity in the next examination session. Learners who do not pass following this repeat opportunity, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners are not permitted to carry any module into the next academic year. Save for these special regulations, Institute Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
DISB H2403 Disability and Positive Ageing
WELL Health and Wellbeing in Social Care Practice
SERV H2404 Community-based Social Care Services
PSYC Psychology of Social Cognition
SOCG H2401 Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Care Policy and Practice
LAWS H2415 Legal Studies 1
 

Stage 3 / 60 ECTS / Semester 1

Elective Regulation
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 go on placement in stage 3 and proceed to stage 4. Following the final Examination Board’s decision that any learner who does not pass a module as a result of not meeting the mandatory attendance requirement, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners who do not pass a module due to not meeting the 40% pass mark will be provided with one repeat opportunity in the next examination session. Learners who do not pass following this repeat opportunity, must repeat and attend that module in the next academic year. Learners are not permitted to carry any module into the next academic year. Save for these special regulations, Institute Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CRTV H3405 Creative Skills 2
FAMI H3401 Children and Families
SOCG H3401 Alternative to Home Care
PSYC Psychology of Mental Health and Neurodiversity
LAWS H3417 Legal Studies 2
RECH H3426 Social Research Studies
 

Stage 3 / 60 ECTS / Semester 2

Elective Regulation
A block placement of 12 weeks of 400 hours must be completed. In order to be eligible to go on placement, learners must have 80% attendance in the preparatory practice workshops. In line with the provision of year-long module (within both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes) of at least 10 credits, Supervised Professional Practice 2 module will be assessed upon completion of semester 2 but workshops will take place in semester 1. Learners who fail the work placement element of either the Supervised Professional Practice 1 or Supervised Professional Practice 2 modules shall be provided with one repeat opportunity only across the programme and this repeat opportunity will be only be permitted in circumstances where IT Carlow is satisfied with the learner’s preparedness to practice. Learners must also have completed at least 800 hours placement over the course of their programme of study to receive their award. Save for these special regulations, Institute Academic Regulations apply.
Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PRTC H3421 Supervised Professional Practice 2