This is a course designed to lead toward professional practice in the health and social care sector. It is a starting point in the sector for new entrants to a career and is equally appropriate for existing employees wishing to advance their knowledge or explore a new specialist subject. The course content develops comprehensive knowledge and a critical understanding of key health and social care concepts and services. Looking at contemporary provision in meeting the challenges of a changing society it will aid the development of innovative practice in a professional environment. Through the programme you will investigate a wide range of current and thought-provoking health and social care issues, providing a background to your work in the sector. Through work experience you will also be developing your practice-based skills alongside health and social care practitioners in the workplace and in our distinguished care academy. You can develop your specialist interests in this wide and expanding field, studying conceptual elements of health and social care in more depth, leading to a dissertation on your choice of area of professional practice.
This programme enables you to experience a wide range of current and thought-provoking health and social care issues, and provides you with the opportunity to develop your practice-based skills by working alongside health and social care practitioners in the workplace environment and our newly developed Care Academy. The programme is designed around building a critical awareness of the fundamental nature of health and social care provision; it will enable those who would like to develop a career in the health and social care workplace to gain a deeper appreciation of the breadth, depth and scope of health and social care services. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study Conceptual Elements of Health and Social Care in more depth and submit a dissertation focused on a specifc area of professional practice
There are no formal examinations in this course, but your progress is tracked using a range of coursework assessments including: seminars, reports, presentations, essays, academic posters, journal articles, academic scrapbooks, academic scrolls and concept fairs.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Prior completion of Foundation Degree
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding