Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at UCEN Manchester - UCAS

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

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Course summary

The FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care degree in Health & Social Care provides a principal route for the training and education of Assistant Practitioners. NHS Employers (2015) identified the Assistant Practitioner as non-occupational specific role that has developed to assist organisations to deliver high quality and patient centred services in a variety of settings. An Assistant Practitioner is a worker who competently delivers health and social care to and for people. They are non-registered practitioners who have the required level of knowledge and skill beyond that of traditional healthcare assistant or support workers and expected to undertake more complex tasks (Skills for Health, 2009). Learners undertaking the programme will be required to complete 200 hours work-based experience in a relevant setting, which will greatly enhance their employability on completion of the programme. The programme will use a range of learning and teaching methods in line with our androgogical approach. These may include; • Face to face taught modules combining tutor input with structured opportunities for discussion, reflection and planning for workplace application • Use of the workplace as a site of learning • Individual and group reflection on learning • Facilitated group activities • Individual tutor support to negotiate assessments • Use of social learning tools to research assimilate and share knowledge


Level 4 Modules (All 20 credits): Work Based Learning 1: Academic Work Based Learning 1: Practice Reflective and Personal Development Skills Essential Sciences for Person Centered Care. Integrated Holistic Assessment and Delivery of Health & Social Care Interventions. Foundations for Effective Collaborative Practice. Level 5 Modules (All 20 credits): Work Based Learning 2 Academic Work Based Learning 2 Practice Using and Evaluating Evidence to inform practice Leadership and Management

Assessment method

The emphasis throughout the programme is on the use of a variety of assessment methods designed to support the development of the learner's knowledge and understanding. This will be formative and summative in order to ensure development and learning through and around the sessions, to provide a formal method of success. Learners where possible will use their workplace as a focus for their written assignments, encouraging the integration and comparison of theory to practice. Work based Learning and employer engagement are facilitated through the Personal Development Process. At the beginning of the programme the learner will initiate a Personal Development Plan based on a detailed assessment of the learners strengths and weaknesses and their current job description.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Due to the new UKIV rules UCEN Manchester is unable to accept international students. Please contact the admissions department for further information.

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UCEN Manchester
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Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at UCEN Manchester - UCAS