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Course summary

Make a real difference to people’s lives by supporting others in their time of need. This new Health, Wellbeing and Social Care degree will help open the door to a rewarding career meeting the needs of others in our society. As more emphasis is placed on health promotion in our society, there is an ever-increasing demand for qualified health and social care practitioners. The recent COVID pandemic has sharply focused attention on the importance of good-quality community health care provision. About the course Students will develop an understanding of the theory underpinning care practice, which will enhance the quality of care provided for clients either in work or on placement. The curriculum will be strongly influenced by the principles of wellbeing and prevention and the precept that an individual client, their family, and/or carer must be informed and empowered to make decisions relating to their care. Entry requirements • You must have achieved 48 UCAS tariff points from a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a health related subject (including a relevant T Level). • You are required to have GCSE passes at a minimum grade 4 (formerly grade C) or equivalent in English and Maths. • Related work experience is preferable but not essential. • Acceptance is conditional upon a successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check) and interview. Applicants who have already achieved (or expect to pass) a full Level 5 (such as an HND or Foundation Degree) in a relevant subject area are very welcome to apply for direct entry to Year 3 (Level 6). Use entry point 3 when making your UCAS choice. Level 4 (Year 1) Study Skills -Introducing Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care -Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care -Introducing Theory and Practice in Health and Social Care (including The Study of Life Sciences) -Human Behaviour and Development -Introducing Contemporary Social Issues Level 5 (Year 2) -Sociology & Psychology in Health and Social Care -Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults -Providing Holistic Assessments and Person-centred Care in Health and Social Care -Global Thinking in Health and Social Care – 21st Century -Foundations of Individual and Team Leadership – From Theory to Practice -Health, Social Care and Community Development Level 6 (Year 3) -An understanding of Eastern and Western Philosophy to HSC and Well-being – Learning from Indigenous People -The Art and Science of Human Transformation -The Reflective Practitioner in Health and Social Care -Research Studies Assessments A combination of traditional and innovative methods are utilised such as: projects, presentations, industry work experience and individual or group assignments. Examinations will be a mixture of timed open and closed-book tasks. Qualification awarded: Level 6 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Health, Social Care and Wellbeing (subject to validation) Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2023-24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression Our graduates will follow careers in a wide range of health and social care settings in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors and public health, although some opportunities may require further study, training and/or work experience beyond this degree. Possible roles could include: care manager, healthcare assistant and healthcare support worker, health educator, health scientist, welfare or housing association professional, practice manager, social work assistant, specialist practitioner, youth worker or youth justice worker.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who have achieved (or expect to pass) a full Level 5 qualification (such as an HND or Foundation Degree) in a relevant subject are welcome to apply for direct entry to Year 3 (Level 6).

International applicants

Nottingham College is currently unable to sponsor International students requiring a Student Visa to study in the United Kingdom (formerly called the Tier 4 scheme). Please check with our International Team for up-to-date information before submitting an application. Please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Health, Social Care and Wellbeing at Nottingham College - UCAS