OVERVIEW Do you want a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Are you passionate about supporting others in their greatest time of need? Our Health and Social Care foundation degree will help you open the door to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to help a wide variety of people, including the most vulnerable individuals and those with complex care and support needs. Delivered by expert staff with a wealth of vocational experience, our Health and Social Care course covers the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the health and care needs of society as a whole, adapting to the latest changes in this dynamic sector. To put your training into practice, you will have the chance to take on work placements throughout your studies. There is a vast array of additional qualifications and opportunities available for you to further expand your expertise and abilities, while you will also be able to tailor your studies to your career aims and interests with a range of optional modules to choose from. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Work placements – Gain essential real-world experience throughout your degree by going on placement one day per week, with opportunities in a huge variety of settings
- Enrichment – Enhance your CV with further training and qualifications through Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership, covering themes such as coercive control, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child sexual exploitation (CSE)
- Specialise your studies – Pick a research topic to study in depth and choose from a wide range of optional modules, including themes such as substance misuse or managing acute and chronic conditions
- Health promotion specialist
- Family support worker
- Community education officer
- Community development worker
- Learning mentor
- Advice worker
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- Academic Skills (SEHC)
- Foundations of Health and Social Care
- Psychological Perspectives on Holistic Health
- Risk and Ethics
- Skills for Working with People
- Sociology of Health
- Contemporary Research for Enquiry
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Public Health and Social Policy
- The Health and Social Care Professional
- Coaching and Advocacy
- Managing Acute and Chronic Conditions
- Substance Misuse
Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
- Coursework – 70%
- Practical assessment – 30%
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.
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- University College Birmingham
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] 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
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact detailsApply Direct
0121 604 1040
Haven’t secured a place at university? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place at UCB through the clearing process, which opens every year in July. Not familiar with the clearing process? Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the ball rolling and secure your place at UCB. Our team of dedicated clearing advisors have your very best interests at heart and will guide you through every aspect of your application. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040 and we’ll get you started on your journey.