Practice placements are an integral part of the course. You are required to complete two 14-week fieldwork placements, for at least one of which you will be required to move outside Cork. Placement forms are available below.
In first and second year you will be required to complete two days/16 hours of supervised practice placement weekly in a recognised agency, over the course of the academic year. In third year you will undertake a 10-week full-time block placement in the second semester.
Placements are offered on an optional basis on the BSocSc in years two and three. For each placement students undertake a minimum of 150 hours work in a setting relevant to their studies and placements are completed in the summer months.