University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Health and Social Care (Top-Up)

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This 'top-up' degree is designed for those who already hold a relevant Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or other relevant Level 5 qualification. It provides you with a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You will learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services; and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to research areas of personal interest in the Health and Social Care sector within your dissertation. This course will open up a variety of career paths in the health and social care sectors, and give you the potential to work in a managerial or supervisory capacity. You could become a Registered Manager in a children's or adult setting, family support worker, residential care worker in children or adult services, youth worker, learning support worker or assistant social worker. Post-graduate qualifications in Social Work or Teaching (PGCE) are also a possibility

Course details

Modules

Modules may include: •Advanced interpersonal Skills •Critical Practice •Dissertation •Evidence in Practice •Counselling Theory

Assessment method

Assessment is largely via coursework, and written assignments – reflective essays, project reports, and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of short lectures, supervised discussions, small group work and guest speakers


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 codeJ3HR
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Social Care (Top-Up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS