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    Programme Title  BSc Health & Social Care – Part Time
    CAO Code  Not available through CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  Part-time
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  
    Award Type  Minor
    Awarding Body  HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme is designed for those working in the area of Health & Social Care.  It provides a pathway whereby those currently employed in the area may undertake a part time degree whilst simultaneously utilising their day to day work as part of the course.  Designed to enhance the existing experience of the student, the programme will provide the opportunity to develop competence in a range of theoretical and practical skills related to the area of health and social care.
    What modules will I have to study?
    No of credits
     1  Law & Ethics Mandatory  5
     Preparation for Practice  Mandatory  10
     Disability Studies Mandatory  10
     Children &Families Support Mandatory  5
     2  Youth Work & Community Practice Mandatory  15
     Promoting Positive Behaviour  Mandatory  5
     Research Process & Methods Mandatory  5
     Methods & Approaches in Health & Social Care Mandatory  5
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Academic requirements:
    Full FETAC Level 6 Award in a cognate area or equivalent Health & Social Care. A full Level 6 Major award is made of eight modules. 
    Professional experience:
    Each applicant must have the equivalent of 2 years full time experience in a Health Services Executive approved setting .
    Additional entry criteria:
    • The ability to complete Professional Placement in a HSE/DES notified service (approx. 300 hours per academic year) for the duration of the programme.
    • Gain the support of their current employer to utilise employment as a practice learning environment and to provide mentor support during the programme and secure Garda Vetting.
    How will the course operate?
    Students will undertake the part-time degree over 6 semesters for 3 years.  Students may take up to 2 modules per semester with examinations/assessments in January and May each year.  Course material for modules will be accessible online.  Course work and examinations will have to be completed for various modules.  Running in parallel to the theoretical part of the programme, students will be tasked with presenting a portfolio of work on various aspects of their practical work in their particular workplace setting.  LYIT reserve the right to determine suitability of placement and students may be required to undertake specialist placements outside their normal working environment.
    Workshop Dates:
    (Dates and times to be confirmed)
     Course Induction:  Friday, October 1 .30 — 6.00 pm
     Workshop dates 1:  ‘Understanding Children’s Behaviour’
    Friday, October  1.30 — 6.00 pm
    Saturday, October  10.00 am — 5.00 pm
     Workshop-Placement:   Friday, 17th October 2014, 10.00am — 5.00 pm
     Workshop dates 2:  ‘Children and Family Studies’ Friday, 7th November 2014, 1.30 — 6.00 pm
    Saturday, 8th November 2014, 10 am — 5.00 pm
     Summation/Evaluation:   Friday, 5th December, 1.30 — 6:00pm
    (These dates and times are proposed and may be subject to changes)
    Course Fee:
    €3325 inclusive of registration and tuition fees. A payment plan is available.

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