Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Health and Social Welfare*

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Course summary

This programme places emphasis on the importance of Health and Social Welfare within communities. You will have the opportunity to study contrasting perspectives on Health and Social Welfare and examine how political, economic, social and cultural factors affect individual and group experiences of Health and Social Welfare. At each level of the course, modules provide you with the knowledge, understanding and awareness of health and social welfare in a changing political, social and cultural context. Direct entry onto Level 6 is available with a relevant Foundation Degree or HND. The programme comprises three years of full-time study. At each level, modules provide you with the knowledge, understanding and awareness of Health and Social Welfare in a changing political, social and cultural context. These are drawn from: Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology and Health Studies. Elective modules allow you to further develop your area of particular interest. You will undertake an 11 week supervised placement is at Level 5. Here, you have the perfect opportunity to develop personally and professionally and to explore the links between college-based theory and practice. The qualification facilitates progression to a wide range of careers in health, social care and the community. On graduation you could continue to postgraduate study in Social Work, Nursing, Teaching, Health Promotion or another subject relevant Masters qualification. At Bradford College University Centre you will be treated as an individual, with degrees often tailored to suit your individual experience, knowledge and interests – helping to support your personal growth and development. *PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Periodic Review is a monitoring and review activity undertaken by all universities/colleges delivering HE programmes. Any changes to the existing programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated to all applicants as soon as possible after conclusion of the reviews.


Level 4 modules include: Introduction to Psychology and Human Development; Health Inequalities; The Politics of Social Policy; Psychology of Health and Wellbeing; Diet, Social Nutrition and Health; Planning for Personal Development. Level 5 modules include: Contemporary Issues in Health and Care; Inter-Professional Practice; Community, Welfare and Citizenship; Fieldwork Placement; Critical Analysis and Research Methodology. Level 6 modules include: Managing a Health and Social Care Organisation; Promoting Public Health; Global Issues in Health and Development; Critical Approaches to Holistic Health; Independent Research Project. Elective modules are: Food and Health; Community Care: Disability and Mental Health.

Assessment method

Teaching and learning are conducted through a variety of methods, which include lectures, group work, seminars, presentations and an independent research project. Blended learning through Moodle (the college virtual learning environment) is used in all modules. You will be assessed by undertaking a range of formative and summative assignments including: Personal Development Planning portfolios; Work Based Learning activities and written reflections; a range of practical tasks and evaluation of these; individual and group presentations; essays and reports. Some modules (a small number) are assessed by examination. You will undertake an 11 week supervised placement is at Level 5. Here, you have the perfect opportunity to develop personally and professionally and to explore the links between college-based theory and practice.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Direct entry into Level 6 is available for candidates with relevant Foundation Degrees or HND. We require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health check for admission to this course. The programme caters for a range of applicants and welcomes applications from students with skills acquired in practice in a variety of health and social welfare roles or on short courses. You will be invited for an interview and skills assessment prior to the offer of a place on the course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Enhanced DBS certificate required for the Child and Adult Workforce.

Health checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete an online health questionnaire.


Interview will include a written skills assessment.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £875 Credit
Northern Ireland £875 Credit
Scotland £875 Credit
Wales £875 Credit

Additional fee information

The course fees for a Part-time HND is £875 per 20 credits. Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Health and Social Welfare* at Bradford College - UCAS