Newcastle College University Centre has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in the health and care sector, working with children, young people, adults and the elderly. The modules provide a good grounding in aspects of community, health and education, as well as helping you develop skills in social policies and modern social issues. You will be offered the opportunity to study additional qualifications including first aid, a mandatory requirement for all practitioners working in the sector. You are advised to complete work placement for a minimum of 100 hours each year with charitable organisations, public, private and voluntary organisations or primary education/childcare provider. Previous graduates have secured employment in roles including family support workers, drug and alcohol support workers and working within the NHS. You may wish to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up) degree or our BSc (Hons) Public Health (Top-Up) degree
Year One: Academic Study Skills, Equality and Diversity in Practice, Foundations of Health & Social Care, Life Course Approaches to Health and Social Care, working with Individuals, Organisations and Groups, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Critical Perspectives of Mental Health, Disability and Activities of Living, Professional Development, safeguarding within Health & Social Care, Working with Children, Young People and Families, Work-Based Learning.
You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, reflective accounts and research and devote approximately 12 hours per week to independent study. You will be assessed through essays, research projects, presentations and assignments.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Please e-mail [email protected]|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CC|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this course and must be obtained within the first month of joining the course.
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.