Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Social Care

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Course summary

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Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa. Location: The Certificate in Higher Education Social Care is a one-year course run by Redcar and Cleveland College and by Stockton Riverside College in partnership with Teesside University and local health and social care employers. Course content matches that of the first year of the FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support. Course overview: This course is ideal if you are seeking a career working in health and social care, and looking to develop your skills in a hands-on way. There is significant vocational focus to the course and a range of work experiences and/or placement settings are available to you for development of learning in practice, such as working with older people, children and adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health issues and substance misuse issues. You are required to complete 150 hours placement in a care setting environment. You develop an understanding of the theory underpinning care practice, which will enhance the quality of care you provide for your clients either in work or on placement. The content of the curriculum is strongly influenced by the principles of wellbeing and prevention - and the recognition that an individual, their family, and/or, carer must be enabled to make decisions regarding their own care. You study a module at the beginning of the course which develops your study skills and provides an introduction to learning at higher education level, as well as modules relating to theory and practice. After the course: On successful completion of the course you can apply to the second year of the FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support or seek employment in social care. There may also be an opportunity to access relevant pre-registration health or social work programmes. The course may lead to eligibility for professional registration.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You experience a range of different approaches to your learning from lectures, workshops, seminars (tutor and student-led) and electronic learning to independent study, group work and individual tutorials. Assessments include formative assessments to help develop your academic skills as well as several forms of summative assessment including assignments, examinations, presentations, portfolio work, case studies, workbooks and projects. 50% is assessed through a work-based e-portfolio demonstrating practice development achieved within the workplace/placement. You are required to complete 150 hours placement in a care setting environment.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

International applicants

Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 48 points

Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6150 Year 1
England £6150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6150 Year 1
Scotland £6150 Year 1
Wales £6150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Social Care at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS