University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care

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Course summary

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OVERVIEW Do you want a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Are you passionate about supporting others in their greatest time of need? Our Health and Social Care degree will help you open the door to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to be able to help a wide variety of people, including the most vulnerable individuals and those with complex care and support needs. Delivered by expert staff with a wealth of vocational experience, our Health and Social Care course covers the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the health and care needs of society as a whole, adapting to the latest changes in this dynamic sector. To put your training into practice, you will have the chance to take on work placements throughout your studies. There is a vast array of additional qualifications and opportunities available for you to further expand your expertise and abilities, from first aid to healthcare leadership and contemporary social care issues. You will also be able to tailor your studies to your career aims and interests with a range of optional modules to choose from. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Work placements – Gain essential real-world experience throughout your degree by going on placement one day per week, with opportunities in a huge variety of settings
  • Enrichment – Enhance your CV with further training and qualifications, including areas such as contemporary health and social care issues, first aid, manual handling and infection control, as well as an Award in Healthcare Leadership Foundations through the NHS Leadership Academy
  • Specialise your studies – Pick a research topic to study in depth and choose from a wide range of optional modules, including themes such as substance misuse, mental wellbeing and criminology
PLACEMENTS Throughout our course, you will undertake a vocational placement one day per week. A wide variety of opportunities are available, with our past students having supported children with autism, women with very premature babies, adults with mental illness, projects supporting asylum-seeking families and much more. Employers we have worked with include Barnardo's, Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Anchor Homes, Heartlands Resource Centre and Wilson Stuart School. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Family support worker
  • Community education officer
  • Community development worker
  • Learning mentor
  • Advice worker
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Academic Skills (SEHC)
  • Foundations of Health and Social Care
  • Psychological Perspectives on Holistic Health
  • Risk and Ethics
  • Skills for Working with People
  • Sociological Influences on Holistic Health
YEAR 2
  • Contemporary Research for Enquiry
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Public Health and Social Policy
  • The Health and Social Care Professional
Plus two options from:
  • Coaching and Advocacy
  • Managing Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Substance Misuse
  • Supporting Individuals, Families and Households
YEAR 3
  • Counselling and Guidance Skills
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
Plus two options from:
  • Criminology and Offender Management
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Wellbeing
Plus one option from:
  • Research in Health and Social Care Practice
- Research Project (SEHC)

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

  • Coursework – 70%
  • Practical assessment – 30%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L550
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

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)

Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: - **https://public.dataharvesting.com/ucb/io/aps/1255/v1/index.php** Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their course mapped for entry and the conditions of entry will be stated on UCAS track. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form, particularly your personal statement, reference and the qualifications you have taken or are in the process of taking. In most cases, a decision to make an offer can be based on this information alone, however we may need to make further enquiries, particularly relating to your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Other

Students must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). UCB will co-ordinate and fund the completion of the DBS check.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Health and Social Care at University College Birmingham - UCAS