This 15 month add-on (Level 8)* is designed for graduates with a level 7 award who wish to further their Applied Social Studies education. This course provides an opportunity for participants to develop knowledge and skill in key areas such as management and is a necessary qualification for those wishing to pursue postgraduate studies.
*WIT will not have an intake for the part-time level 7 social care degree in September 2021. Plans for a future part-time social care level 7 programmes are currently under consideration.
15 months, 4 modules per semester, 1 day per week (Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm)
BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (60 credits, Level 8)
€190 per 5 credit module
€145 per 5 credit module (subject to eligibity)
Exam and Continuous Assessment (may include essay, project or presentation, portfolio and/or Supervisor Report)
Maebh Savage, [email protected]
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Law for Social Care Professionals 1||Law for Social Care Professionals 2|
|Introduction to Therapeutic Interventions||Systematic Approaches in a Social Care Practice|
|Social Policy Processes||Comparing Social Policies|
|Social Care Management & Professional Practice 1||Applied Research Project 1|
|Professional Practice 1|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Applied Research 2|
|Narrative Approaches in Social Care Practice|
|Utilizing and Applying Therapeutic Interventions|
|Social Care Management & Professional Practice 2|
Given there are limited places available on this course, applicants must:
• Have completed the part-time degree in social care through the Dept. of Lifelong Learning in WIT or have a level 7 degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care
• Currently work in a social care setting or have recently worked in a social care setting
• Satisfy the institutes Garda vetting and Fitness to Practice process
• Be aged 23 or over
There are a wide range of pathways available to graduates. Progression routes for part-time students are similar to those followed by full-time students, although many of the part-time learners are already employed throughout these varied settings. This course provides an opportunity for participants to develop knowledge and skills in key areas such as management and is a necessary qualification for those wishing to pursue postgraduate studies either research or taught, at WIT or other third-level Colleges.
A number of graduates of the part-time degree progressed to set up their own businesses using innovative models of care. Their work practices reflect a blending of their life experiences, both personal and professional, and the knowledge gained whilst completing their degree.