University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Health and Social Care (Top Up)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This Top Up course gives students the opportunity to continue their studies in the field of Health and Social Care and to focus on an area of interest, which has particular relevance to their work practice, which they can develop into a dissertation. The course aims to give students the opportunity to develop their practice through the application of theoretical knowledge to working practices. Modules have been designed to allow them to explore contemporary issues in health and social care and reflect on the influence of these on practice.

Course details


Modules may include: Research Methods Critical Reflection on Practice Issues Specialist Provision in Health and Social Care Contemporary Discourse Dissertation

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you to develop a range of transferrable skills, which are useful to employment. Students are able to apply theory to practice within the assignments to develop analytical thinking. Each module has at least one piece of assessed work within it. We use a variety of methods of assessment such as: Reports Presentations Debates Work based projects Dissertation

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code8P37
Institution code L21
Campus nameUniversity Centre
Campus code1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

The award adopts Leeds City Colleges admissions policy and criteria. This course has minimum entry requirements of Foundation Degree in a relevant subject e.g. FdA Social Care (Adult and Community), FdA Health and Social Care or similar, with an average grade of 55%, a relevant HND or OU qualification, together with a GCSE at grade C in English. Students for part time study will need to be working in the sector and full time students will need 10-12 hours per week, work related experience (paid or voluntary)on-going throughout their study. International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages will need to possess an IELTS band score of 6.0 (with no-less than 5.5 in any one element) or a recognised English Level 2 qualification. As work related learning is an integral part of the course, a condition of students being accepted onto the course will be the requirement for them to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service process (DBS) prior to commencement on course. The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning. All applicants will be interviewed to assess their suitability for this programme of study and may be asked to provide evidence to support their application.

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Health and Social Care (Top Up) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS