Please note that certain pathways and modules are only available at certain sites - see additional campus/course information for more details. Modules from this degree are also available on an individual basis as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for the sector. This new and exciting degree allows you to choose modules and specialist pathways that are of the most interest or relevance to you and your current or future plans and aspirations. Studying this programme allows you to choose modules to graduate and progress with one of four Foundation degrees, namely: FdA Health and Social Care (UCAS Code: LN52) FdA Health and Social Care (Social Policy) (UCAS Code: L516) FdA Health and Social Care (Supporting Young People and Adults with Additional Learning Needs) (UCAS Code: L513) Are you looking for employment or promotion within Healthcare, Social care, Childcare or public and social policy? Could your career benefit from an in-depth knowledge of current health, social, childcare, public or social policy? This course is designed for new and existing professionals in a range of public, private and voluntary sector environments. The course is flexible around other commitments potential students may have, as it is delivered on one day per week for part-time students and two days per week for full time learners. This allows opportunities for either full-time or part-time study, either for those returning to education or those in employment who wish to enhance their qualifications and employment status or opportunities. Successfully completing this course can lead to a great range of progression opportunities, with recent graduates pursuing careers in: the voluntary, statutory and private sectors including opportunities within the Welsh Assembly and local government in areas of housing, health, social work and social care, social inclusion as well as the developing voluntary and private sectors. local Health or Social Care private or public employers including the NHS, Hospices, Care homes and Domiciliary agencies. organisations such as the Prison Service, SOVA, NCH, and Shelter. These organisations work and actively recruit in North Wales. Some learners progress to BSc Nursing pathways. The course also provides a sound basis for progression onto BA (Hons) Degrees at Grwp Llandrillo Menai, including the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care and BA (Hons) Health and Social Care (Social Policy). Successful completion of the BA programmes also provides a sound basis for progression into post-graduate recruitment programmes such as Social Work, Social Policy, Psychology and Teaching and Post Graduate Certificates in Education Some learners remain in work throughout the programme and take on managerial or leadership positions, or many other forms of progression/promotion in the workplace.
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.
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- Coleg Llandrillo - Rhos on Sea
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
GCSE passes at Grade C or above in Mathematics and English/Welsh 1st Language (or Key/Essential Skill equivalent). For applicants without these qualifications, evidence of literacy and numeracy skills at a suitable level to meet the demands of the programme successfully, will need to be demonstrated. Those without academic qualifications are considered on an individual basis in accordance with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai regulations. Language requirements: Welsh/English as mother tongue with equivalent GCSE grade C, or above Direct entry onto Level 5 will be considered for experienced practitioners who have already attained 120 credits at level 4, an NVQ level 4 or equivalent award in an appropriate subject area. This will be an optional progression route for the Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education in Healthcare Practice. In addition, students will need to meet the following criteria: Candidates need to be current practitioners in a relevant field of practice, or be willing to embark on work experience within a relevant field of practice during the course. All students must satisfy the criteria of a minimum of 75 hours work experience/employment hours at both Level 4 and Level 5. All candidates will be required to attend an interview, which will determine their suitability for the course, and will ensure that the requirements of the programme and the commitment required is fully understood. Admission will be considered in light of candidates' previous academic qualifications, their relevant vocational practice and experience, and their suitability in terms of vocational placements and academic study. Candidates must be able to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance, with no offences, which would preclude practice in the sector.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Important Entry Requirement & Application Update College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020. Interviews: Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time. Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8300||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8300||Year 1|