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DBS Social care degree

  • 26-05-2022 1:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19

    Hi All,

    After having a look online I can't find anyone who has attended DBS as a mature student ( I'm 40) and did their social care degree. They do full and part time. I was recently made redundant and to work I'm this field is my goal. Anyone did this or any other degrees there as a oldie 🤔 its a lot of money so I'm being extra cautious ⚠️

    Thanks I'm advance


  • Registered Users Posts: 201 ✭✭Clashmore

    One thing you need to check is will it be CORU approved and does it have a work experience element. CORU registration is supposed to be coming in for Social Care in November 2023

  • Registered Users Posts: 906 ✭✭✭Notmything

    Not only must it have a practice placement but it must be for at least 800 hours, usually over 2 periods.

    I've been hearing about CORU registering Social Care Workers for the last 10 years, at this stage i'm wary of any dates 😂😂😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,305 ✭✭✭Loveinapril

    I first heard that CORU registration was "coming soon" when I started my degree in 2003!

    You could even start volunteering in a social care area and record your hours if you were concerned about registration but I imagine it is still a long way off!

  • Registered Users Posts: 19 bettyboo72

    Thank you all! It definitely has place ment but I'll find out about them re the CORU. Is there any specific colleges you guys may have attended for this field? You sound so knowledgeable. Any advice appreciated 🙏 a career change in your 40s is a minefield!

  • Registered Users Posts: 906 ✭✭✭Notmything

    I was in my early 40s when I graduated from college so know where you are coming from.

    Tbh have no idea why I ended up doing Social Care, I went to college in my home town as it was the only option with kids n that.

    Depends where you are, different colleges have different reputations but with CORU now having to approve their courses that might make a difference.

    I found the college work easy enough, trying to balance home and college work was the biggest challenge. Once you get through it there are plenty of areas to explore, some can be v challenging but really depends on what you are after.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19 bettyboo72

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm lucky no kids to balance with in that sense I can fully commit. Did you go full or part time and how was getting a job being older out of the course.

  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Kurokishi

    Is going to one of the ITs as a mature student an option? I got mature entry in my 20s to one, had no Social Care experience. First degree so didn't pay a cent towards fees.

    Lots of older people in my course too FWIW, I know that's sometimes a concern for people :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 906 ✭✭✭Notmything

    I was lucky to be able to go full-time, stayed and got my Hons degree too.

    No issues getting work tbh. Some areas prefer older staff who have real world experience and can bring that with them, depends on the sector really.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19 bettyboo72

    Thank you all for the response! I would be lucky enough to be in the position thanks to a large redundancy payment to just about got FT for the 3 years ( level 7) and then see about the hons ( level 8) Definitely you have all given me food for thought! Its average 5k per year so was just doing a lot of due diligence before I commit. Funnily enough there's not a huge amount of colleges in Dublin that do it. I have missed the CAO application for this year - redundancy was only last week, so the reason i was veering to DBS is they aren't ' closed ' for this year. My main choice was Blanchardstown IT. ..