Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The health and social care fields are increasingly integrating, in a move towards delivering seamless and relevant health, wellbeing and social care services. This has resulted in new and innovative roles within the third sector, private and local authority provision. These roles require an understanding of the needs of those within the community, particularly those for example with long-term conditions, informal carers and the preventative role of public health initiatives. The programme is for those wishing to work in health and social care is for those already working in the field who want theoretical knowledge to ensure their practice is contemporaneous and evidence-based designed to ensure each graduate has a full CV, offering a breadth of skills to potential employers within the sector includes work-based experience which you can tailor to your own area(s) of interest offers a peer mentor scheme The programme team work with local employers to ensure that the theory taught is relevant to current practice in the sector Delivered by academics from a range of backgrounds, which means that you will be part of a diverse community of practice Established peer mentor scheme, so you can obtain support from students already undertaking the programme Innovative and flexible teaching methods are embedded throughout, including interactive lectures, tutorials, case studies, workshops, online activities and learning resources. Work based experience which you can tailor to your own area/s of interest in year two of the programme Opportunities to take part in additional relevant events and volunteering within the wider University, giving you a full portfolio of experience on graduation You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year Dip HE Health & Social Wellbeing (with foundation year) UCAS code: 207F
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) In the first year, students undertake modules which will provide the foundation knowledge to enable you to explore key areas across the health sector. MODULES Introduction to Health and Wellbeing Introduction to Mental Wellbeing Applied Physiology Equality and Diversity Study Skills and Self – development YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) During the second year, students will be introduced to health policy and social prescribing. You will also learn about factors contributing to poor mental health across the lifespan and the impact of providing support to people who have long term care needs. Work based learning experience is also introduced at level 5. MODULES Health and Social Policy in Wellbeing Mental Health Across the Lifespan Support and Empowerment in Health and Wellbeing Social Prescribing Personal and Professional Development Research Methods The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Reflecting the diversity of skills required by employers, the course employs a range of assessment strategies including presentations, information leaflets and case studies. We work closely with the disability support team to ensure that assessments also meet student needs. TEACHING AND LEARNING The course is taught on 2 full days per week but students are expected to engage in independent study outside of these hours. Students will be assigned a personal tutor on enrolment who will support them throughout their time at Glyndwr University. The department operates an open door policy, meaning that students do not have to make an appointment in order to be able to access their personal tutor but are welcome to pop in. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||48 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||48 UCAS Tariff points|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.