Earn As You Learn – OTC/SMH Work Study Scheme

Note: This Course is now closed for applications.

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Are you interested in working in intellectual disability services while you study for a social care degree? Apply now by sending an email and your CV to recruitment@smh.ie or request further information at otcsocialcare@opentrainingcollege.com

St. Michael’s House and the Open Training College has developed an innovative earn as you learn scheme. This scheme allows people to work for the organisation and study for an approved qualification at the same.

Work- Study Scheme

You work for a minimum of three days as a Direct Support Worker with St. Michael’s House. While studying a 3-year Level 7 degree - BA in Social Care with the Open Training College. Link to course details here

Benefits for You

  • Exciting opportunity to start a career in intellectual disability

  • Work in the area of intellectual disability support

  • Earn as you learn

Entry requirements

  •  Interest in and commitment to the area of intellectual disability

  • The ability to complete a level 7 degree

  • Have the time flexibility to meet the requirements of the course including practice placements that are unpaid

  • Be over 23 and/or have completed a relevant Level 5 or Level 6 qualification

  • All applicants must also satisfactorily pass an entry interview, be fit to practice and gain Garda Clearance

Go to BA in Social Care course page