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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
- Health promotion specialist
- Family support worker
- Community education officer
- Community development worker
- Learning mentor
- Advice worker
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- 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
- Contemporary Research for Enquiry
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Public Health and Social Policy
- The Health and Social Care Professional
- Coaching and Advocacy
- Managing Acute and Chronic Conditions
- Substance Misuse
- Supporting Individuals, Families and Households
- Counselling and Guidance Skills
- Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
- Criminology and Offender Management
- Learning Disability
- Mental Wellbeing
- Research in Health and Social Care Practice
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%
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- University College Birmingham
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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)
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.
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.
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)
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
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/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 Test||BA/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
The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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