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|Title: ||Why train and qualify experienced social care workers: proceedings of a conference on training and qualifications in social care edited by Catherine McNelis for the Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University College Galway|
|Publisher: ||Centre for Health Promotion Studies University College Galway|
|Issue Date: ||3-Dec-1994 |
|Type: ||Conference Presentation|
|Description: ||In May 1990, following an approach from a community group,
University College Galway began investigating the possibility of
providing an accredited course for Social Care Workers. A survey of
Social Care Workers and their employers was conducted in 1992.
Following the positive findings of this survey and with financial
assistance from the E.U. Initiative New Opportunities for Women
(NOW), the first cycle of the Certificate I Diploma in Social Care
commenced in September 1993.
The Certificate I Diploma in Social Care is provided under the
auspices of the Department of Health Promotion, and Adult and
Continuing Education. The Social Care Team responsible for the
delivery of the course has been: Director - Orla O'Donovan and
Course Tutors - Genevieve Becker, Terry Connors, Ann O'Kelly and
Catherine Me Nelis. In 1993 the course was offered at centres in Ennis,
Galway and Sligo, thus covering the three western health board areas.
Two further classes were added in Galway and Roscommon in
October 1994, bringing the total number of students undertaking the
course to 136.
It was at this stage with a proven demand for social care training that
it was decided to host a conference which would explore preferences,
requirements and possibilities for the training and accreditation of
experienced Social Care Workers. This conference supported also by
the E.U. NOW initiative was held in the Caimes Theatre, University
College Galway on December 3rd 1994. Contributions to the
conference came from those involved in the delivery of social care
training in the Netherlands as well as in Ireland, from the employers
of Social Care Workers, and from the Carers themselves. I am grateful
to each of these contributors for their actual presentation on the day|
|Keywords: ||SOCIAL CARE|
|Appears in Collections: ||Galway University Hospitals|
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