University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Health and Social Care (Top-up)

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Course summary

Do you want to top up your level 5 qualification to a full degree in Health and Social Care? A Top-up degree is the equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree. This programme aims to provide a natural progression for students who may have completed a related foundation degree or equivalent level 5 qualification (e.g. HND). Top-up degrees enable students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of a particular topic. The BSc Health & Social Care (Top up) provides students with the opportunity to graduate with an honour's degree. The course draws on a range of local, national and international perspectives and theory. The teaching and learning on this course will reflect the real world of health and social care. In some modules, students will use real world experience to inform ideas; in others, simulated case studies are used so that the students can apply theoretical knowledge and statistics to them. The dissertation module will provide the students with the opportunity to research a specialist area of their choice that will equip them with skills to enter the job market, progress in their work place or continue in post-graduate studies. The programme also opens up opportunities for careers in health, care and community based organisations and projects in public, private or third sector. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Course details


Core Modules Leading Change in Organisations Applied Statistics for Health and Social Care Dissertation Elective modules (Students choose two) Advanced Dementia Care Health Psychology Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse Health Promotion and Public Health

Assessment method

The assessment strategy is based upon a range of assessment tools, reflecting on both the diversity of knowledge and skills being assessed, and the need to provide students with a range of means to demonstrate academic achievement in relation to learning outcomes. A range of assessment methods is used on the course. The diversity of assessment methods is a key component of student learning and academic progression, and this includes the use of written assignments, reports, oral assessments, portfolio, set exercises and a dissertation. Trimester one assessment for the Leading Change module students are given the opportunity to develop their report writing skills particularly around the inclusion of criticality to carry forward into future assessments. The Statistics for Health module will also help students’ access contemporary statistics and health research to apply to other modules.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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University Centre Grimsby
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact TEC Partnership's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants wishing to gain direct entry onto the top-up at level 6, must have at least 240 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points gained through study at levels 4 and 5 in a relevant field. The average grade at level 5 must be 50% or above.

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
EU £10500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. DBS Certificate is required for all students on enrolment, at a cost of £44. There are no requirements on this programme for any specific equipment to be purchased by students, however students can if they wish purchase a copy of SPSS at a minimum cost (Approx. £1.00)
Health and Social Care (Top-up) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS