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Course summary

Do you want to support and help others with your future career? Our course is designed with a range of engaging modules to give you the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills, allowing you to pursue your ideal career and hit the ground running working in health and social care. Course Overview This course will support your academic advancement to prepare you for a rewarding career. It'll provide you with the knowledge to support your professional needs, alongside developing key skills in research, writing and presenting. You'll enhance your personal skills including communication, team working, self-management, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and confidence. You'll gain awareness of professional contexts, individual professional standards and values. Learning is dynamic on this course, with a focus on real-world and simulated real-world applications of topics studied, to prepare you for your future career. Simulation exercises will provide you with a safe environment to develop your confidence, and practise and refine your skills. Case studies based on serious case reviews will enable you to explore complex ethical and professional dilemmas, and develop your critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Our lecturers bring a wealth of professional practice experience and real-world knowledge, providing you with insights into current trends and best practices in health and social care, including external speakers who will offer unique perspectives that broaden your understanding. You'll be empowered to take initiative, make decisions, and generate transformative solutions. Successfully completing this course will allow progression into postgraduate study with our masters and CPD courses, as well as enabling you to gain employment in the sector. On this course you'll

  • Be part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded students who want to make a difference
  • Study a range of modules that provide you with an extensive variety of content
  • Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health
  • Access high-quality support from our lecturers who will guide you through your academic development and get to know you personally
  • Develop your skills, knowledge and confidence through simulated learning exercises
  • Kickstart your career in health and social care
What you'll learn Achieve a nationally recognised academic award that has been designed to meet your needs and facilitate progression. The knowledge, understanding and experiences gained throughout the course are structured to enhance employability within the sector. The programme is designed to equip you with academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Health and Social Care will be examined, from national and global perspectives. You'll consider cultural values and beliefs, approaches to care across diverse cultures and communities, recognising and appreciating similarities and differences in codes of practice. Year 1
  • Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice
  • Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
  • Personalisation in Health and Social Care
  • Development through the Life Course
  • Values and Principles of Health and Social Care
  • Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
Year 2
  • Introduction to Advancing Mental Health across the Healthcare Spectrum
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Equity in Practice
  • Duty of Care – Principles and Implementation
  • Leadership and Change
  • Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care
Year 3
  • Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice
  • Communication Skills in Health and Social Care
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the Lifespan
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Advanced Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care


How to apply

Application codes

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
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