Blackburn College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Social Care and Wellbeing

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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Our Foundation Degree in Social Care and Wellbeing is for those who are working in Social Care and Wellbeing settings and seeking promotion, or those wishing to enter these professions through gaining a highly respected qualification. Caring for others is an important and challenging vocation and one which provides increasing opportunities for employment and career progression. Emphasis is now being placed within the NHS, Social Services, private and voluntary agencies on the education and training of care workers who are not professionally registered, to enable them to contribute to the improvement in the quality and performance of the care services. Similarly, the aging population in the UK is leading to an increased demand for suitably qualified professionals in the sector. This means job opportunities and the opportunities for career progression are plentiful. This course is designed to equip you with the values, knowledge and skills that can be utilised and are specifically relevant to employment in Social Care and Wellbeing. Our programme reflects contemporary issues, changing trends and challenges and has an emphasis on improving the quality of care delivery within the sector.

Course details


All students take a total of 120 credits per level. Level 4 Modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Child and Adolescent Development Integrated and Multi-Agency Working Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities Children and Young People Research Methods Reflective Practice Level 5 Modules (there are 6 mandatory modules and 3 optional modules as indicated by *) include: Working with Abuse Social Policy Safeguarding Children and Young People Work Based Learning Research Project Youth Offending* Mental Health* Substance Misuse and Risk-Taking Behaviours*

Assessment method

A variety of teaching, learning and assessments will be used emphasising the relationship between theory and real life issues /experience in practice. Throughout the course you’ll be assessed by: examinations: Examinations E-Portfolio Practice Focused Essays Practice Focused Reports Group presentations Simulations/role play Projects Peer assessment

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

You will need to undergo a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check at a cost of £50 to be paid by the student

English language requirements

All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Social Care and Wellbeing at Blackburn College - UCAS