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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (T52)

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Course summary

If you work in health and social care, use services yourself, or would like to study to find out more about how we support adults in our care system, this certificate is for you. It provides an authoritative overview of the current context of health and social care for adults of all ages, using real-life case studies to explore a wide range of interesting issues and debates. Key features of the course

  • Deepens your knowledge and understanding of health and social care
  • Apply theories to help understand real-life case studies
  • Develops practical and employability skills
  • Builds a solid foundation for further study in this sector


This certificate of higher education has one stage, comprising 120 credits. Your first module will cover issues around care and caring, including communication, identity and safeguarding. In the second module, you’ll study various perspectives on health, wellbeing and ageing across the lifecourse.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6924 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2208 Whole course
Scotland £2256 Whole course
Wales £2624 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £6648 Whole course
EU £6924 Whole course
International £6924 Whole course
Channel Islands £6924 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (T52) at Open University - UCAS