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Course snapshot Working in health and social care is much more than just a job. On UCB's Health and Social Care foundation degree course, you'll gain knowledge and skills that will open the doors to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society. Supported by our purpose-built Health Hub and strong links with industry to boost your real-world experience, you'll put yourself in prime position to help meet the increasing demand for highly qualified workers in this rapidly growing sector both in the UK and around the world. Who’s the course for? This course is ideal if you are looking for a career in health and social care, ranging from family and disability support or health promotion to substance misuse, offender management or working with gangs. Why should I study the course?
- Building a strong foundation in your first year, you can then tailor your studies to match your interests through our range of optional modules
- You'll have opportunities to enhance your CV with extra qualifications in areas such as first aid and healthcare leadership.
- You'll have access to our dedicated Health Hub, where you can explore and practise in many of the settings you are likely to encounter in real life.
- Thanks to UCB's industry links, you'll have the chance to undertake a variety of work placements to boost your experience.
- Advocate Educator
- Community Outreach Worker
- Crisis Support Worker
- Disability Project Officer
- Domestic Violence Caseworker
- Drug Worker
- Education and Welfare Adviser
- Family Support Worker
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Housing Support Worker
- Learning Disability Support Worker
- Mental Health Advocate
- Recovery and Rehabilitation Practitioner
- Refugee and Asylum Seeker Caseworker
- Sexual Health Outreach Worker
- Social Action Manager
- Victim Support Worker
- Welfare Caseworker
- Wellbeing Officer
- Foundations of Health and Social Care
- Skills for Working with People
- Psychological Perspectives on Holistic Health
- Sociological Influences on Holistic Health
- Risk and Ethics
- Person-Centred Interventions
- The Health and Social Care Professional
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Public Health and Social Policy
- Contemporary Research for Enquiry
- Substance Misuse
- Coaching and Advocacy
- Managing Acute and Chronic Conditions
Teaching Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers. A typical teaching week will have up to 12 teaching contact hours, made up as follows:
- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 3 hours of seminars in small groups discussing topics presented in lectures
- Tutorials - 3 hours per week, including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials
- Field trips and visits - during induction, a visit to the Black Country Museum is arranged for first year students which is linked to a summative assessment within a first year module. The aim is to provide students with a local, historical perspective of health and wellbeing.
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How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||56 points||Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|A level||CD||UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE / IGCSE English language grade A*-C or grade 9-4 or equivalent.|
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact email@example.com to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
Students must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). UCB will co-ordinate and fund the completion of the DBS check.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|