Social Care Management

This proposed programme aims to equip experienced social care workers with the knowledge, skills and insight required to be effective managers in social care settings. The intention is to offer the learner an opportunity to examine the practice of leadership and management in social care services, informed by an analysis of wider management theory, in order to develop appropriate management competencies.

Entry requirements

A primary honours degree in Social Care or approved equivalent with a minimum award of Second Class Honours Grade 2.2


An appropriate professional qualification in a cognate discipline AND at least 2 years relevant professional experience/responsibility


A primary honours degree AND at least 3 years relevant professional responsibility and experience. An interview may form part of the selection process. The number of enrolments to this part-time programme is restricted to 25 students.
Students must be in employment or have previously worked in a social care setting. Students should ideally have the support of an agency to fulfil the academic and practical requirements of the course.

Please ensure that you upload or attach relevant supporting documentation as appropriate when submitting your application.

NB: Successful completion of this programme of study will not confer entitlement to register as a Social Care Worker.

Assessment Info

The vast majority of the course is assessed through continual assessment for all elements of each module. However there are also final exams as well as continual assessment for the following modules.

Subjects taught

Year 1
• Professional Supervision Theory and Practice
• Contemporary Management for Social Care and Community Organisations
• Strategic Operations and Project Management
• Managing for Quality in Service Delivery
• Research Skills for Managers

Year 2
• Law for Social Care Managers
• Human Resource Management
• Financial Management for Social Care and Community Development Organisations
• Research Thesis




Part Time over 2 academic years (1 day per week over 4 semesters).

Class contact hours will normally be approximately 6 hours per week, but this will vary in some semesters – The class delivery day will normally be on a Friday.

Plus up to 2 hours per module for online tutorials.


€3,500 per annum. Please note that an Instalment Fees Plan can be arranged.

Enrolment dates

How To Apply:
1. Apply Online (Please see "Application Weblink below).

2. Email: Download and complete the Application Form from the course page and email to

3. By Post: Download and complete the Application Form from the course page and post to our Flexible Learning office in Moylish or Thurles.

4. In Person: Download and complete the Application Form from the course page and bring to our Flexible Learning office in Moylish or Thurles.

Start Date: Next Proposed start date is 13th September 2019. The application deadline has been extended to 2nd September with limited spaces available.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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