Social Care

If you would like to work in a profession that provides care, protection, support, welfare and advocacy for vulnerable or dependent individuals or groups, social care will be of interest to you. Social care workers are committed to the planning and delivery of quality care and other support services in partnership with individuals and groups with identified needs. As well as protecting and advocating for individuals and groups, social care workers guide, challenge and support those entrusted to their care toward achieving their full potential.


Our course content is aligned with industry requirements


This course is delivered fully st TUS Midlands campus.


This course will allow for clear career and educational progression

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Programme Aims

This programme offers a wide variety of learning opportunities. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to support society’s most vulnerable children and/or adults. We aim to deliver best practice in our teaching to support students to become competent and confident social care workers. Two practice placements (800 hours) are a central feature of the student’s experience during the three year programme.



Programme Content

Developing Academic Practice and Autonomy, Group Dynamics and Collaborative Practice, Contemporary Social Care Practice 1.1, Introduction to Sociology, An Introduction to Law, Contemporary Social Care Practice 1.2, Developmental Psychology, Disability: Models and Practice, Interactional Approaches to Social Care 1.2, Family and Human Rights Law.

Contemporary Social Care Practice 2, Atypical Child and Adolescent Development, Child Law, Mental Health, Management Theory and Practice, Interactional Approaches Art, Drama or Recreation 2.1, Counselling Skills, Disability: Promoting Inclusion, Professional Liability, Placement Preparation and Social Care Placement 1.

Contemporary Social Care Practice 3, Introduction to Research Methods for Social Care, Interactional Approaches to Social Care Art, Drama or Recreation 3.1, Sociology and Social Policy Perspectives, Placement Preparation 2, Applied Social Care Placement 2.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Grade 06 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Maths and a language (English or Irish). Note: An FL2 in Foundation Level Mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirements for entry to this course.

Mature applicants are not required to meet minimum entry requirements. However, an interview may form part of the selection process.


Induction – Saturday 11th September 2023

Classes – Week commencing Monday 13th September 2023

Programme Fee



Classroom – Monday 2pm-10pm, selected Sats (9am-5pm), 4.5 Years

NFQ Level

Level 7 NFQ , 180 Credits


This programme leads to a qualification which allows graduates to work as a social care worker. It will equip students to find employment in a variety of areas such as residential care, disability services, mental health services, family support services and homelessness services.

Graduates from this programme are eligible to apply to progress to TUS Midland’s one-year add-on in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (level 8) programme, or a related level 8 programme at another third-level institution. Having acquired a level 8 degree, many of our graduates choose to pursue further study at Master’s level in TUS by enrolling on the one-year full-time MA in Child & Youth Studies.


What Our Students Have to Say

TUS Flexible Learning offers access to a network of the greatest bunch of students ever, along with alumni, faculty, and business leaders both local and international. Working in a virtual world has not limited the access to any of these support networks and likely the main reason I have been able to get through the course while balancing work and family commitments. If you are considering taking that next step forward in your career, I would highly recommend the Master of Science program in TUS Flexible Online
Kevin Wall
Master of Science
I found studying at TUS Fexible Learning to be really family friendly. A mix of weekend classes and online content really suited my family circumstances brilliantly and i found the staff to be extremely professional, helpful and easy to engage with
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Kevin Dwayne
Research Masters
The support from lecturers has been incredible. They are always available to answer questions and the assignment work is very practical so you gain really practical skills which you can bring with you to your workplace or new employer. The funded places make it really affordable and the lecturers really work with you so you get the best from the course.
Aishling Casey
Postgraduate Diploma
I found it beneficial that my fellow students came from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds. It was amazing to see that everybody could contribute their own specialist knowledge and skills while at the same time learning from new perspectives.
Ita Kenny
Master of Science

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