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. This Honours level top-up will help you develop a critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective graduate-level 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 module. The modules studied may include: • Advanced Interpersonal Skills • Critical Practice • Evidence in Practice • Counselling Theory • Dissertation. You will have the opportunity to undertake a small scale research project which is undertaken with a health and social care context. Progression Opportunities This course will open up a variety of graduate 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, a Family Support Worker, Residential Care Worker in Children or Adult Services, Youth Worker, Learning Support Worker or Assistant Social Worker. Postgraduate qualifications in Social Work or Teaching (PGCE) are also a possibility.
The modules studied may include: • Advanced Interpersonal Skills • Critical Practice • Evidence in Practice • Counselling Theory • Dissertation You will have the opportunity to undertake a small scale research project which is undertaken with a health and social care context.
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
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Taunton Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International applicants are required to apply through the UCAS system; for further details please contact the HE Admissions Team
Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to commencing any work placement
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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