University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

Social Care

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Course summary

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This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. For the placements in your programme, TEC Partnership will do everything it can to ensure you have the opportunity to complete the placement element of your programme and/or potentially, where possible, amend the programme removing the requirement for placement (or part of it) if there is likely to be difficulty. Social Care workers play a pivotal role in the support and care of vulnerable children and adults within a rapid changing society. There has never been a more poignant time for those wishing to develop a career within the social care sector or for those to who already work within the sector to undertake study which will provide them with the essential skills, knowledge and practice experience to gain formal qualifications in Social Care. The FdA Social Care programme aims to provide students with the underpinning legislative, theoretical and policy knowledge which underpins Social Care practice. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop transferable skills in research and academic writing along with critical thinking and reflective practice skills crucial when working in this complex sector. Key topics within the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy will investigated along with more practice specific topics such as person-centred practice, equality and diversity, and safeguarding. Social Care does not function in isolation and the role of multi-agency working with other professionals from health, education and other support sectors will be embedded within the relevant modules.

Course details


Mandatory modules L4 Developing Professional Skills (WBL) Study Skills & Research in Social Care Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice. Understanding Society Theories & Models of Social Care Developmental Psychology – Child and Youth Development Mandatory Modules L5 Professional Practice (WBL) Working with Vulnerable People Contemporary Issues in Social Care Solution Focused Practice Developmental Psychology across the Lifespan Health Promotion; Investigation and Planning

Assessment method

The programme offers a wide range of assessment methods throughout the programme , reflecting the diverse nature of the sector. We offer assessment activities common within undergraduate study such as essays, case studies, reports, literature reviews and presentations. The programme also provides innovative and creative assessments related to transferable skills needed within social care such as ‘action party projects’, ‘Campaigns’, ‘Health Promotion projects’ and ‘Care Planning’. These enable students to take a practical approach to theoretical and academics subjects while meeting the skills required in Social Care. The assessments activities associated with each module will offer formative assessment and support through written feedback and group workshops to aid improvement for the Summative submission. Written feedback is given on Summative assessments to support progression to students’ overall final mark.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Due to the amount of placement hours required to be completed for this programme we are unable to accept international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum of grade ‘4’ or C in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 in both English and Maths.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

This programme may involve regular contact with vulnerable adults or children in the placement setting, also known as regulated activity, as such a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check must be completed on enrolment of the programme, All DBS certificates will be reviewed on an individual basis. The DBS will incur an additional charge which will be the responsibility of the student.

Health checks

All students will be required to undertake a ‘Fitness to Practice’ screening to ensure that their health and safety is maintained whilst on placement.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS costs at £44.
Social Care at University Centre Grimsby (incorporating Scarborough TEC) - UCAS