GOAL Social Careers – Social assistance

Domain: GOAL

Course: Social assistance

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +3

Teaching locations

Saint-Pierre – Terre-Sainte campus

Type of training : University Bachelor of Technology (BUT)

Training regime: Initial training, Continuing training

Training summary

The BUT CS prepares people for professions that develop in line with the evolution of society and the problems it encounters.

These professions are currently in high demand in a difficult economic and social situation, where inequalities are widening (in terms of employment, housing, education, culture, health, environment, etc.). They focus on personal and collective development, as well as the reduction of cultural, social, environmental and territorial vulnerabilities.

Training aims

This course covers sectors of activity linked to the areas of solidarity, social action, child protection, education, economic and social integration. The BUT CS trains future professionals who work in partnership with institutions, public or private associations in the social, solidarity and medico-social sectors and perform an interface function between them and the public.

Advantages of the training

By integrating a BUT, students benefit from an integrated 3-year course, without additional selection to reach the License grade.

The graduation is aligned with international standards and facilitates exchanges with foreign universities.

A University Diploma in Technology is awarded at the end of the second year.

With the BUT, the University Institutes of Technology (IUT) are strengthening their strengths: students continue to benefit from university and technological education supervised by experienced mixed teaching teams. The course is always structured around professional situations and periods in business.

This training can be done alternately in the 2nd and 3rd years. Work-study is the opportunity to train and acquire a higher education diploma while benefiting from professional experience and remuneration.

Targeted skills

  • Build partnership dynamics

  • Be able to fuel your thinking by relying on a methodology or general knowledge to act. Identify, understand, argue, problematize.

  • Know and implement social work intervention methodologies.

  • Develop and transmit information within an ethical and professional framework 

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

The training is organized into 4 skill blocks:

  • Design interventions adapted to society’s challenges

  • Build partnership dynamics

  • Establish an individual and/or collective social support relationship

  • Develop and transmit information within an ethical and professional framework


22 to 26 weeks of internship in Reunion, in the Indian Ocean zone or abroad.
2 or 3 internships in a company are to be carried out: 8 to 12 weeks over the first 4 semesters and 12 to 16 weeks over the last year.

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate or equivalent

Continuing Studies

State diploma in social service assistant
State diploma as a specialized educator or early childhood educator
Master's degree in management of health and social organizations
Masters in education sciences/psychology/sociology

Career opportunities

  • Social facilitator

  • Development Officer

  • Social service assistant (after competition)


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