Progression course to BA (Hons.) in Social Care

Course Description

‌This programme is designed for holders of a Level 7 Diploma/BA (Ord) in Social Care Practice who have at least one year’s post qualifying experience and who wish to progress to level 8, BA (Hons).  Applicants normally have achieved a minimum of a Merit Upper on their Level 7  award. In addition, applicants must be working in social care practice for a minimum of 18 hours per week.

Candidates will be selected for the Progression course on the basis of prior academic attainment and relevant work experience.  (Please note under revised criteria for this programme, applications will  be considered from applicants who hold a recognised level 7 social care qualification only) 

The programme is part-time, to facilitate those in full-time employment. Lectures will held on Tuesdays from 1pm to 8pm. Semester 1 commences on 23rd January 2018 - May 2018. Semester 2 will run from September 2018 - December 2018.


The deadline for applications for entry January 2018 is Friday 15th December 2017. Progression application form 2018

Modules include             

Principles of Professional Practice  Management in Social Care
Social Policy and Social Change Research Methods
Social Psychology Research Dissertation


  • At a glance
  • Level 8
  • Duration One year

  • Contact
  • Dr. Dave Williams (Course Tutor)
  • David.Williams@dit.ie
  • (01) 4024107
  • DIT Grangegorman, Dublin 7.
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There is a demand for Graduates of Social Care in a variety of social care settings.  These include: residential group homes, juvenile detention centres, special schools, women’s refuges, drug treatment and rehabilitation units, youth work settings, family and community projects,  agencies for people who are homeless and centres for persons with intellectual disability.

Graduates can undertake postgraduate studies in a broad spectrum of areas such as the Masters in Child, Family and Community Studies in the Department of Social Sciences here in DIT.  They may apply for a Masters in Social Care or Social Work in other colleges and universities.

The Progression Course to B.A (Hons.) Social Care has strong links and connections with a broad range of social care agencies and organisations. Students accepted onto the course must be involved in social care practice for at least 18 hours per week thus a key strength of the programme is the opportunity for students to engage and network with others from a variety of social care sectors. Furthermore lecturers on the programme have a wealth of experience with regards to social care practice, management and research.